Before joining Heartland in May 2010 as development assistant, Dunbar was the annual giving coordinator for Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, and a supervisor for Michigan State University’s Telemarketing Program in East Lansing, Michigan. She received her B.A. degree in chemistry from Michigan State University and conducted medicinal chemistry research under Dr. Rawle Hollingsworth, Afid Therapeutics, Inc. during her senior year.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is out of control. Beyond the typical FDA reforms of getting drugs to patients faster, the FDA should reform its scare-tactic policies.
On a recent trip to California, The Heartland Institute’s Amanda Evans took a picture of a popular sign demonizing acrylamide (right), a chemical commonly found in food and drinks after heating or cooking.
Like so many government agencies, the FDA is missing the big picture: everything can be toxic at a high dose. Water. The Sun. Chocolate. We must remember the FDA, EPA, and other agencies uses higher than normal exposure doses of chemicals on rats to determine toxicity to humans. A detailed explanation of this by the University of California at Berkeley is here.
Rich Trzupek, a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute, has written extensively on toxicity and dosage scares. His books can be found here, here, and here. Rich was recently featured in a Fox News video here.