Which doesn't change the fact that government isn't very efficient at protecting us of course. It does, however, underline the reality that, if we don't want government doing the job, then we have to do it ourselves. Something not very likely if we stick with this very out of date system.
Before Congress stepped in, medical fraud was everywhere in America. And while useless medicines were annoying, a greater risk to the public came from how many of these medicines used real and potent ingredients.