“True anarchy is no control whatsoever, no rules or regulations, which humans require.”
True anarchy means no government; it does not mean no rules or controls. As I said, the free market and the fabric of society control human behavior much more effectively than government.
As it turns out, I am in the medical field too. Maybe my nickname should have been disgruntleddoc. I am not aware that supplements are more unreliable than drugs. Perhaps that is a different perception of reality.
If, by reliable, you mean the pill actually contains what it says, then by and large you are correct. I get my supplements from companies that follow pharmaceutical GMP practices. I believe those supplements are as reliable as FDA approved drugs.
However, if by reliable you mean that in general FDA approved drugs are preferable to supplements for improving health I would disagree. I also believe the FDA is responsible for much needless suffering and death.
This is an entire discussion in itself. If the FDA were abolished and the government completely got out of the regulation and financing of medicine (no licensing, no Medicare, no health insurance regulation, no hospital regulation or CONs, etc) the quality of medical care would soar. People would have more choices. Innovation would no longer be stifled, and best of all, the costs would plummet.
The FDA makes decisions based on the needs of big Pharma. If drug patents were eliminated along with the FDA we would see innovation, new drugs, and less expensive drugs. Patents do not spur on research; quite the opposite. Patents inhibit researchers who do not bother exploring some options for fear of impinging on someone else’s patent.
Regarding intellectual property in general, you cannot own an idea. For example I can own my pen. You may not steal it. However, if you like my pen and buy one or make one like it I cannot own the idea of a pen and stop you. Government uses patents as a way of awarding monopolies. It is costly and generally unfair.
This discussion has been fun. I think it is going to take more than my say so to change your mind. If you have time please look at some of the references I’ve posted.