The Independent Institute has launched FDAReview.org to answer the question: “Is the FDA itself safe and effective?”

The US Food and Drug Administration has the regulatory authority to determine which pharmaceutical drugs, medical products, and devices can legally be prescribed, marketed, and distributed in the United States. The agency is also charged with the regulation of tobacco products, and ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

The FDA fails in its mission to advance public health by hindering product innovations in its web of bureaucracy and cronyism.

FDAReview.org will contain a regularly updated blog with information on how the FDA impairs the healthcare market, as well as other products it regulates. There is much less information available on what alternatives exist. FDAReview.org will fill this gap for consumers of all ages looking for free market solutions to today’s healthcare crisis.

“With drug prices rising, healthcare quality diminishing, and the FDA’s role in the healthcare market expanding, it’s more important than ever to put the FDA to the test. Further, with the incredible recent advances in healthcare technology, many of the FDA’ responsibilities might be better handled by the private sector,” says Raymond March, research fellow at the Independent Institute and director of FDAReview.org.