Now playing: Stop the FDA!

Group claims the agency violates free speech, and it's made a movie to explain why. Is Congress listening?

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Kerry Grens

Kerry served as The Scientist’s news director until 2021. Before joining The Scientist in 2013, she was a stringer for Reuters Health, the senior health and science reporter at...

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Jun 28, 2007
Seated in a leather arm chair beside a stone fireplace, actor Terrence McNally speaks to the camera about his vision of an ideal world, one in which people have the right to save themselves from disease. Where grocery aisles contain signs that gently shepherd shoppers to the supplements that target their particular health concerns, such as omega-3s for people with existing cardiac problems. Yet, as McNally explains, an oppressive force is getting in the way of this utopia. "At the very point of sale the federal Food and Drug Administration stands as a roadblock to truth," McNally says. Anyone who watched US television in the 1980s would likely recognize McNally. He had guest roles on Mork & Mindy, Dynasty, LA Law, and the Love Boat, among other then-hits. (He also produced Earth Girls are Easy, incidentally.)Set to patriotic music, digital images of the Statue of Liberty...
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