Exactly 219 Julys ago, the French people grabbed farm implements and stormed the Bastille, refusing to be forsaken by their government for one more day. I was tempted to spend this Bastille Day outside the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, passing out hoes and shouting, “Charge, s’il vous plaît.”The nation is in the midst of a public-health calamity that has already sickened more than 1,000 people, with the tally expected to climb as tests confirm more suspected contaminations. Yet the FDA, ...
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