Government could regulate business to prevent fungal meningitis epidemics

Right Wingers are always calling for ‘big government’ to get out of the affairs of the business world. See what happens when government doesn’t regulate business: US meningitis outbreak rises to 205 cases. ‘The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists has spent more than $1 million lobbying Congress in the past decade and has a track record of defeating measures opposed by the industry. A 2003 provision to set up an FDA advisory committee to oversee compounders was killed by then-House Majority Leader Tom Delay, who said it would create unnecessary federal interference. Delay represented Sugar Land, Texas, the headquarters of the compounding academy.’ Read more at: FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history.

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