Saturday, August 27, 2005
Lawyers and the Rest of Us
There is no greater example of this than recent Vioxx case. A man whose arteries is 70% blocked dies of arrhythmia -something that Vioxx has never been accused of causing, and the jury finds that Merck is responsible for his death.
Never mind that Vioxx was approved by the FDA.
The found Merck liable because they felt bad for the widow, felt bad that Merck's lawyers hammered her on the witness stand, and wanted to stick it to Merck.
That's wonderful - except none of that is grounds for finding liabilty.
What happens when dug companies start scaling back research for new drugs because of fear of lawsuits? Everyone suffers.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Drudge has some more comments from her.
"We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!"
"We want our country back and, if we have to impeach everybody from George Bush down to the person who picks up dog shit in Washington, we will impeach all those people.