“All politicians lie.” How often have you heard that line?
I just watched a TV news segment about the FDA’s decision to ban OTC cold-symptom medicines for children under six.
The Big Pharma flack said the ban was unjustified because the medicines are safe for children over 2. (The reporter had just mentioned that OTC cold remedies send 7000 children a year to the emergency room.) The reporter said, “But are they effective?” The flack replied, “We know they’re effective, because people buy them.”