"These patients argue they -- and not regulators or lawyers -- should decide whether a drug's benefits outweigh its risks, or even whether a drug poses any risks to them at all.
But Marvin Lipman, chief medical adviser for the nonprofit Consumers Union, which has advocated for drug-safety reforms, said such responses, while not unusual, are misguided.
"People do get used to the idea that one drug can help them," Lipman said. "A person's conviction that something is helping them or that only one thing will help them is often erroneous. The impact may be exaggerated."
As opposed to the CU's conviction that the drugs they recommend as Best Buys for Alzheimer's and other drugs are they only things that will help is not erroneous?