There has been some discussion about parts of this question. For example, the FDA rules delay life saving drugs getting approved and may even prevent many drugs from being developed in the first place. MPG regulations make cars lighter and increase the number of traffic accident deaths. What is the cost of having drugs being illegal in terms of drug gangs? Regulations that lower wealth also increase deaths because wealthier countries have higher life expectancies. Can we sum them up?
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