[Excerpt] "The primary aim of my article “Five-Hundred Life-Saving Interventions and Their Misuse in the Debate Over Regulatory Reform”1 was to dispel the myth that had grown up around the studies Dr. Tammy Tengs published with Dr. John Graham: that is, the idea that government regulation is responsible for, in Dr. Graham’s words, the “statistical murder”2 of 60,000 people in the United States every year. As I demonstrated in my article, nothing in the work of Drs. Tengs and Graham supports Dr. Graham’s recurring charge of statistical murder through regulation. And nothing in Dr. Tengs’ response to my article casts doubt on this, my most important conclusion. I will discuss in sequence the comments Dr. Tengs does provide in her response to my article."
Lisa Heinzerling, Reply to Dr. Tengs’ Response, 1 Pierce L. Rev. 121 (2002), available at http://scholars.unh.edu/unh_lr/vol1/iss1/12