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Stock up on cough syrup

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/21/2006

It could become very difficult to get in the near future, if we see the political class follow up on the latest frenzy: "Teens turn to cough syrup to get high, Feds say."

"It's bad that kids are buying cough syrup and using it...
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You Can't Have Trans Fats Because They're Bad for You, Says New York City's Board of Health

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/08/2006

In recent weeks, the New York City Board of Health has displayed a pattern of profound aggression against the citizens of New York City. I dealt with one major instance of this in my last article, "Pick Your Gender and We'll Enforce Your Choice...

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Abolish the FDA

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/02/2006

Not only should we abolish the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, we need to abolish the FDA as well since it recently approved the mass medication of Americans with a harmful substance. According to the...

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The Ol' Flu Fakeroo

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog11/22/2006

Hey, remember that blue flu that was going to sweep through America, kill millions, and require martial law and central planning of just about everything? I'm guessing that most...

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Hi Ho Silver: Our Government Loves Horses Too

HealthInterventionism

Blog11/05/2006

Thank goodness we have equal opportunity government that distributes its concern among all living creatures. Not only will it protect you from your own gutterish desires; drugs, gluttony, the flames of lust: but it will also protect the yellow feathered peckerwood — a shy, exotic, and miniscule...

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Hundreds Dead in Cuban Dengue Outbreak

Health

Blog09/29/2006

The Caribbean island of Cuba has recently been experiencing a strange outbreak of dengue. This may have resulted in hundreds of deaths throughout the island, something the Castro regime has done little to acknowledge the outbreak. Doctors at hospitals have also been dying from this disease...

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Government Forces Teenager to Get Chemotherapy

HealthInterventionism

Blog07/21/2006

My wife came across this story. A 16-year-old with cancer wanted to discontinue his chemotherapy because it nauseated him. A concerned social worker got the State awarded partial custody and is now...

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Patent and Penicillin

HealthMonopoly and CompetitionProduction Theory

Blog06/22/2006

Apparently the discovery of penicillin is often trotted out as a classic case showing the importance of having the innovation-incentives of a patent system in place. The following post from Greg Aharonian's PatNews is a letter from a medical specialist...

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