Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Public Health Bashing

The Former US. Surgeon General told Congress yesterday that top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of ... political considerations. Full story here.

I'm not sure what the best words are to describe this kind of behavior, but the first one that comes to mind is "immoral."

2 comments:

JR said...

Unfortunately probably not uncommon from the first days of government involvement in regulating drugs and treatment. Politicians and the FDA should be left out of the equation and perhaps it wouldn't take 10 or more years for new therapies to be given approval.

Anonymous said...

In the White House's bathroom there is a sign that reads Workers need not wash hands, like Global Warming, bacteria doesn't exist.