The following paragraph and the comment that accompanies it are copied and pasted from the Dr Rath Foundation's Newsletter, as are some other posts in this blog. - His newsletter is here http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/Newsletter/archive/newsletter_2008_10_oct_27.html and I heartily recommend it.
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials, in their last weeks in office, are pushing to rewrite a wide array of federal rules with changes or additions that could block product-safety lawsuits by consumers and states. The administration has written language aimed at pre-empting product-liability litigation into 50 rules governing everything from motorcycle brakes to pain medicine.
Read article in the Wall Street Journal (USA)
Comment: Bush’s parting gift to the guys that got him the job, in other words…