In their house editorial, the Sun supports the Senate's vote on the FDA Revitalization Act and makes the point that:
"The thing to remember in all this is that when it comes to innovative medicines, safety is rarely an "either/or" question, as Peter Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner and president of the market-oriented Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, pointed out recently in the Journal of Life Sciences. On a net basis, people are living longer and healthier than ever before, thanks in good part to the availability of remarkable new drugs. Keeping the innovations coming will only become more critical now that the first baby boomers are senior citizens. The Senate has demonstrated a willingness to do that, no help from our own senators."
Here's a link to the complete editorial: