Wednesday, February 07, 2007
TCS Daily: Heart Stents and FDA Blockage points out drug-eluting heart stents may slightly increase the chance of blood clots in some situations. Should they be banned by the FDA? Not if a true cost/benefit analysis is performed - they save far more lives than they take. But that isn't how the FDA is structured or tasked, so we may see another brain-dead ban of life saving technology on the basis of how many lives it endangers, as opposed to how many it saves.