Thursday, November 7, 2013


   We have a new regulation by an agency that is part of a run away agency which has no oversight.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency inside of the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been in the news recently regarding the debacle of Obamacare.  Need I say more?  Now, the FDA has come out with some more new rules to force the behavior of Americans to comply with the way they want us to act.  Let me give you a little background:
  The last time I posted about the FDA was in October of 2011, when they decided to remove over the counter inhalers for patients who needed them to breathe.  I questioned their authority then, but found no answers.  A few days ago, the FDA decided to limit pain medicines for millions of American patients who rely on them to make life tolerable. 
   Now, the FDA has decided to remove trans fats from the American diet.  It was not enough that they required labels on our foods to educate us about the trans fats we are consuming.  Now, they just want to through it all in the garbage so we can't get it!  See, you and I are too stupid to know what we want and what we don't want.  Trans fat is legal to consume, but so are cigarettes.  You will be incarcerated if you partake of any of these things, no matter how legal they are!
   And, by the way, you have to buy health insurance with reproductive health coverage even though you are an 84 year old man.  The latest rumor I heard is that Viagra and Cialis will not be covered in your new insurance policy, but abortion will.  
   According to their website,  the FDA is responsible for:
  • Protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S Department of Agriculture are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective
  • Protecting the public from electronic product radiation
  • Assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled
  • Regulating tobacco products
  • Advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations
FDA's responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions 

   The question remains:  Who is regulating these agencies and who are they accountable to?  How often are they audited?  I see nowhere in their "responsibilities" where they are responsible for my choices of a diet or my detrimental habits.
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1 comment:

  1. So, let me get this straight: I can kill my baby in a filthy Gosnell clinic but I don't have the right to kill myself eating the foods I like? I guess they will try to take away my refined sugar and ice cream next, huh?