Matthew Cordle, the young Ohio man who chose YouTube as a venue for confessing to his central role in a fatal drunk driving accident in Columbus this past summer, was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison last week.
Researchers say that, notwithstanding evidence that incontrovertibly spotlights heightened dangers associated with 15-passenger vans, the vehicles might have gotten a bum rap in some prior safety studies.
A central function of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is to oversee and regulate drugs in the domestic marketplace, ensuring their purity and safety. That mandate extends to both pharmaceutical drug offerings and over-the-counter products, such as dietary supplements.
Let the blame game begin.