Abolish the FDA… And Then What?

The FDA inaccurately dates its origin to when President Teddy Roosevelt signed the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which simply required, “truth in labeling.”

The FDA didn’t get its name until 1930 and it wasn’t until FDR signed the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that it got its preeminent power to stop new drugs from entering the market until it granted its approval.

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