Henry Miller

About Henry Miller

Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, was the founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the FDA. Please follow him on Twitter: @henryimiller.

Coronavirus Just the Latest Example of U.N. Incompetence and Failure

The World Health Organization, a part of the United Nations, has proposed an official name, COVID-19, for the illness caused by the Wuhan coronavirus, after the city in China where it emerged. (The new designation stands for coronavirus disease 2019, as the illness was first detected toward the end of last year.) The director-general of

By | 2020-02-25T20:02:33-07:00 February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

The Fail of the Left: Idealism Without Realism

“The ends justify the means” (“TEJTM”) is a platitude that has been used throughout history to rationalize the pursuit of both laudable and iniquitous goals, more often the latter than the former. The events leading up to “national socialism” in Germany and communism in the Soviet Union, for example, illustrate how utopian visions can give

By | 2020-02-14T20:20:38-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Bravo to the Undoing of Michelle Obama’s ‘Signature Achievement’

Following the Trump Administration’s proposal of new rules for the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service that would give schools more flexibility in the foods served in government-provided meals, the mainstream media lost no time in displaying their fawning Obama-worship. This was the lede in a January 17 Washington Post news story: The U.S.

By | 2020-01-25T18:37:52-07:00 January 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Democratic Candidates Are Sorry for All the Wrong Things

When presidential candidate Joe Biden began a campaign tour with the slogan, “No Malarkey” (a seeming oxymoron for a politician), the rallying cry was contradicted by his many apologies for past actions and positions. Had he fashioned his expedition as a “No Apologies” tour, he doubtless would have done far more to solidify his position

By | 2020-01-18T19:20:40-07:00 January 18th, 2020|Tags: |

The Deep State Will Challenge the New FDA Head

Now that the Trump Administration’s new FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, has been confirmed, he’ll find he has one of the most difficult and important jobs in government. The FDA’s purview is wide, regulating pharmaceutical and other medical, food, and vaping products that account for more than 25 cents of every consumer dollar, over a

By | 2019-12-18T19:47:07-07:00 December 18th, 2019|Tags: |

It’s the Illegal Products, Stupid

There’s an old joke about the drunk who’s hunting for his lost keys under the streetlamp, not because he thinks they’re there, but because the light is good. Well, that’s what federal and state officials are doing to address two recent major public health threats: opioid overdoses and vaping-related illnesses. While creating the illusion that

By | 2019-09-27T12:37:10-07:00 September 25th, 2019|Tags: |

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