By Graf Shepherd.
Seizing a rare opportunity to promote socialism and batter the First Amendment, Democrats now back yet another ill-considered proposal to ban advertisements of new and innovative pharmaceuticals. The official rationale is, of course, safety–because doctors and patients just aren’t smart enough to figure out the risks and benefits of pharmaceuticals by themselves, and make rational medical choices based on that information. No, even in an age when data on new drugs is available to anyone with an Internet connection and a basic grasp of the English language, TV-addled consumers will mindlessly seek expensive and unnecessary drugs for ailments that require little more than an organic diet and access to a living wage.
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