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August 14, 2011

Government-Funded Research

Filed under: Uncategorized — surgerycenterok @ 10:18 pm

In June of 1995 the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists published this letter of mine.  I was beginning to understand that the political process contaminates everything it touches, including medical research.  A shocking article on shows how the CDC collaborated with the World Health Organization to create the phony swine flu pandemic.  Incredibly, the article linked at the end of this article reveals that experts advising the World Health Organization had conflicts of interest with companies manufacturing the recommended vaccines.

Medical research is too important to involve the corrupt influence of politics D.C. style.  The decisions for what diseases and drugs are investigated and the conclusions themselves have to be suspect if government money is involved at any point in the process.  As I have said in previous blogs, what are the chances that a cure for AIDS, for instance, will ever be found if this discovery puts all of the labs looking for it out of business?  What is the likelihood that money changes hands at the FDA so that the bribing company’s drug is the one found to be effective for treatment  and the only one getting approval by the FDA?

Don’t think this can happen?  Don’t think this has happened?  Federal funds for medical research should be eliminated for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the looming bankruptcy of the government.

G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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