Monday, February 14, 2011

Representative Israel has saved us again.

He has introduced legislation to” standardize dosing devices” and to “require clear dosing information”. His justification is a red flag. When “the children are at risk” gambit is used it is most often a clear indication that the topic under consideration has no defensible purpose.
Now no one wants children to be hurt. The doctor that was interviewed identified the larger problem – whether the medicine works – that needs to be investigated but Rep. Israel focuses on different issues.
It seems that the doses of different medicine are in various units (tablespoons, teaspoons). This is a potential source of a different problem than the Representative envisions. If a parent doesn’t know, or can’t figure out where to get the information that there are 3 teaspoons in a table spoon, the child needs more protection than the government can provide.
It is also laughable that a member of a Congress that has constantly produced bills consisting of thousands of pages of unintelligible legalese is calling for clear instructions.

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