Episode #741

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        Science or Fiction

        Skeptical Quote of the Week.

        ‘The Laetrile proponents maintained that even if the drug did not work, people should still have the right to take it because they deserve ‘freedom of choice.’ But the sellers of Laetrile did not offer a free choice – they persuaded cancer victims, desperate and dying, to buy a drug that did not work on the basis of false hope. Only informed choices are free.’ FDA Commisioner on banning laetrile