FDA explores power of regulatory prayer

Revere reports that the FDA turning a blind eye to the sale of Miracle II Neutralizer. Formerly an industrial cleanser and degreaser, Miracle II is taking on new commercial life as a patent medicine recommended for use in the eyes (amongst other places) and touted as a treatment AIDS (amongst other conditions).

The FDA can't rule out the possibility that Miracle II is contaminated with bacteria. The agency warned parent company Tedco about their untested and potentially deadly product back in 2003, but Miracle II remains on the shelves.

According to the official website, "Miracle II: Not everyone who believes in God uses Miracle II, but everyone who uses Miracle II believes in God."

Revere says, "And if you believed in Miracle II it might be right, because you'd believe in anything. And if you used Miracle II, you might be slated for some face time with Saint Peter."

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