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ObamaCare's costly menu-labeling mandate is destined to fail

The Food and Drug Administration is going to try its hand at shaming consumers into making healthier choices when they go out to eat.

12/03/2014
"The FDA Is Trying to Ruin the Mobile App Market"
"By regulating health care apps out of existence."
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The FDA Is Trying to Ruin the Mobile App Market

In most basic economics textbooks, which, for all their faults, mostly recognize the virtue of free markets, the only rationale given for government intervention in the economy is a so-called “market failure,” a situation where no efficient outcome can be reached purely through voluntary exchange.

06/06/2014
Regulation Kills: The FDA’s War on Gene Therapy
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Regulation Kills: The FDA’s War on Gene Therapy

In April 2012, 7-year-old Emily Whitehead was on the brink of death. In April 2013, Emily spoke at an American Association for Cancer Research conference - cancer-free and with a full head of hair.

06/04/2013
Putting the Reins on Regulatory Authority
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Putting the Reins on Regulatory Authority

Over the past decade or so, there has been significant growth in the powers delegated to the unelected heads of regulatory agencies, colloquially known as “czars.” At last count, the Obama Administration has amassed 45 of these positions, more than any of his predecessors and all without the accountability of elected office.

05/23/2013
Will the FDA Hold Back Medical Innovation?
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Will the FDA Hold Back Medical Innovation?

Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns is the observation that as technologies advance, the rate of change continuously increases. Innovations build off previous discoveries, so that the greater the aggregate level of technology, the more potential there is for further advancement. Now that the Internet has made the entirety of human knowledge readily accessible to anyone who cares to look, opportunities for invention have never been greater.

05/06/2013
Supermarket Retailers: Washington Regulations Have Us "Under Attack"
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Supermarket Retailers: Washington Regulations Have Us "Under Attack"

Washington's sweeping regulations for the food retail industry seem too tough to swallow for some business leaders, as retailers and consumers alike can expect higher costs for a government program that will contribute little to its stated goal - improving food safety.A recent gathering known as the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Midwinter Conference saw major executives in the supermarket business challenge the administration to recognize that burdensome regulations do not necessarily equate to progress for industry safety.

01/23/2013
Free My Milk
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Free My Milk

          Do you trust the government’s bureaucrats in the Food and Drug Administration more than yourself to judge what is safe to eat?  This question goes straight to the heart of the bill HR 1830 introduced on May 11 by Congressman Ron Paul.  This bill will allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines.  With the passage of HR 1830 the bill would remove the unconstitutional restraints placed on fa

05/18/2011
Key Vote No: S. 510 Food Safety Modernization Act
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Key Vote No: S. 510 Food Safety Modernization Act

Dear Senator, On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote against S. 510, the so-called Food “Safety” Modernization Act. This misnamed bill will grant the federal government unprecedented control over our diets while not making our food any safer.

11/29/2010
Key Vote No: H.R. 1256
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Key Vote No: H.R. 1256

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, including many in your state, I urge you to vote “No” on H.R. 1256: the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  This legislation marks a radical increase in power for the Food and Drug Administration, additional growth of government, and a significant intrusion by government into the daily lives and decisions of its citizens.

06/02/2009
Key Vote No: Thrift Savings Plan Legislation Being Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
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Key Vote No: Thrift Savings Plan Legislation Being Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote “No” on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) legislation being considered this week under suspension of House rules.  This legislation could take the form of one bill or two, but in either case the intent is to force all federal employees into the TSP in order to pay for costs associated with H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30) is championing.

03/31/2009