Ever at the Mercy of Well-Intentioned Regulations | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

=> One of the greatest delusions…is hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation - Thomas B. Reed, 1886, speech

=> The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding. Louis Brandeis, 1928


Dr. Joseph Loscalzo, Brigham and Women's Hospital provides an essay about well-intentioned regulations in healthcare and medical reserach:

"I am, however, opposed to regulation for the sake of prevention without evidence of benefit; unnecessarily penalizing the innocent; establishing a tenor of extreme vigilance that assumes professional culpability; and consuming precious time and limited resources with ineffective bureaucratic mandates that could and should be better spent on the practice of our professions."