Explainer Episode 41 – Government Obstacles to Over The Counter Medicines

The Goldwater Institute’s Christina Sandefur moderates a discussion with the Cato Institute’s director of health care policy Michael F. Cannon, on the role that the federal government plays in requiring prescriptions for medications. If you would like to read more from Cannon, see his and Jeffrey A. Singer’s white paper, Drug Reformation: End Government’s Power to Require Prescriptions.

Michael F. Cannon

Director of Health Policy Studies

Cato Institute


Christina Sandefur

Executive Vice President

Goldwater Institute


FDA & Health

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