“PRESUME you were an idiot. Now presume you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” So wrote Mark Twain after trying to extend intellectual property laws to authors. Twain would have a field day with the current crop in Congress and their efforts to undermine medical progress all in the name of “consumer protection.”

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