Some ideas are bad. Others are simply terrible.
A group of congressional lawmakers has found a way to put military personnel at risk and undermine regulatory standards for approving medicines — all at once.
“Essentially, it looks like this [legislation] would [allow] nonvoluntary experimentation on soldiers,” said Alex Major, a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer who is now a partner at the McCarter & English law firm, which represents drug makers, among others. “How do we want to perceive our troops — as lions or guinea pigs?”