Pubdate: Sat, 21 Feb 2004
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2004 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Buors


In Public, doctors kept in dark on drugs' effects (Feb. 19), Mindelle 
Jacobs reminds us that Canadians have been encouraged to adopt the maxim 
"buyer need not beware" because we believed Health Canada was protecting 
consumers. That vested interests like pharmaceutical corporations would 
take advantage of this kind of state paternalism was predictable.

Canadians must end their drug infantilism by taking back our natural right 
to drugs and assuming the responsibility to inform ourselves. Simply put, 
we must adopt the ancient Roman code of caveat emptor (buyer beware) when 
it comes to health services. Free-market competition is the only way to 
keep any businessman honest.

Chris Buors

Libertarian Party of Manitoba


(We should know what we put into our bodies.)
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