Dr. Jeff Singer on Prescription Drug Freedom

“Government‐imposed prescription requirements violate the rights of individuals to access the medicines they want.” - Dr. Jeffrey Singer and Michael F. Cannon, Drug Reformation: End Government’s Power to Require Prescriptions | Cato Institute

The libertarian argument for the right of bodily autonomy is simple. We own our bodies. Therefore, we should have the right to put whatever we choose into them.

Until the 20th century, this was taken for granted. But as Singer and Cannon lay out in their expansive new white paper on ending government’s power to require prescriptions, this right has been gradually eroded.

The result is a more dangerous world, where consumers rely on untrustworthy institutions that restrict their choice and bypass more secure market mechanisms for determining safety and efficacy. Prescription drug companies rake in profits from their privileged legal status, and consumers suffer.

How did we get here? Tune in Sunday, as Jeff “@Dr4Liberty” Singer returns to the show to break down his recommendations for reforming a broken system.

Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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