Judge Napolitano Warns That Drug Contamination Will Happen Again If the Government Continues to Regulate
The CDC confirms 110 meningitis cases as the death toll rises to 11. Officials are blaming contaminated steroid shots, leaving many to wonder how this slid past health regulators in the first place. Judge Andrew Napolitano had some answers on Your World with Neil Cavuto.
The center in Massachusetts where the shots were made is not a manufacturing facility, it’s a mixing facility. That’s an important clarification
, explained the judge, because manufacturing facilities are regulated by the FDA. This particular mixing facility is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Health. Therefore, when shipped out of the state, those regulators are no longer present to oversee the handling of these drugs.
He surmised, “The government is incapable of doing what it has charged itself with the responsibility of doing because it has no competition and there are no consequences when it fails.” As a result, Judge Napolitano forewarned, this will happen again.
What’s the alternative? Judge Napolitano said that since states can’t be sued if people are harmed, insurance companies should be in charge of regulating because they would be held accountable.