[ExI] U.S. Medical Care

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 00:21:54 UTC 2009

2009/4/2 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:

> This is a legacy of a "nanny-State" mentality where I believe most
> transhumanists in spite of their possibly different political persuasions
> might converge towards an abolitionist position.
> Informed, consenting adults should be allowed to assume whatever substance
> they like for any purpose whatsoever, including, inter alia, enhancement,
> self-therapy, alternative-therapy (or other) experimentation, new drug
> trials, recreational purposes, euthanasia, etc.
> It would seem obvious by now that the economic and social costs arising from
> futile and distorsive attempts to enforce the current regime are higher than
> any perceived, hypothetical advantage thereof.

Yes, I would agree with that. One possible problem with free access to
drugs would be the acceleration of bacterial resistance to
antibiotics, which why we have the MRSA problem Lee mentioned. Here a
case could be made for restriction in the interests of the public

Stathis Papaioannou

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