Ralph Nader is a jerk. If you didn’t know that already, well, now you do.
The only good consumer advocacy is the kind that pushes for more choice for consumers, and helps them make informed decisions. Unfortunately a lot of “consumer advocacy” is really just nannyism that seeks the force of law. Rich, misguided busbodies like Nader get to feel like they’ve done a good deed, and the actual consumer gets fucked over.
There is only one person qualified to decide whether a drug’s risks are justified by it’s benefits: the user of the drug.