11/15/2004

Health Regulations Changes on GW Bush Administration - dKosopedia

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Table of contents
1 Health Regulations Changes on GW Bush Administration
1.1 Examples
1.1.1 New guidelines gut HIV prevention
1.1.2 Bush Cut Millions from Programs to Help Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS
1.1.3 'intellectual conflict of interest' purges at the FDA
1.1.4 Bush proposes Mandatory Mental screening

Health Regulations Changes on GW Bush Administration
Religious and Corporate friendly bias on legislature can fly on the face of current science and endanger our health.

Examples

New guidelines gut HIV prevention

Lethal new regulations from President Bush's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) risk gutting HIV-prevention education in the United States, by censoring their didatic material for any 'suggestive' content and by forcing the inclusion of material that affirms that 'Condoms don't work'. Current research indicates condoms are the most efficient method to prevent STDs

LA Weekly: News: Condom Wars

Bush Cut Millions from Programs to Help Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS

In March 2004, Bush Administration Announced Cuts to Ryan White CARE Act in 40 of 51 Cities Most Affected by HIV and AIDS. Previous cuts had already forced HIV/AIDS agencies in South Florida to set income limitations on beneficiaries and put patients on months-long waiting lists for doctors’ appointments. A St. Louis Post Dispatch editorial noted the cuts, stating that “in the shadow of neglect, Mr. Bush is shortchanging a big AIDS initiative named after Ryan White, one of HIV's young victims.” More

'intellectual conflict of interest' purges at the FDA

Doctor Who Cited Drug's Risks Is Barred From FDA Panel The Food and Drug Administration has told a researcher that he cannot be part of an advisory panel that will meet early next year to review the safety of a class of drugs, COX-2 inhibitors, used to treat arthritis and pain. The reason, the agency said, is he publicly stated that he thought one of these drugs caused heart problems and that Pfizer, its maker, knew that and was covering it up. The scientis was not barred forever from the panel. Instead, Dr. Furberg was asked not to participate when it took up an issue in which he was seen to have an intellectual conflict of interest

Bush proposes Mandatory Mental screening
In an innocent looking attempt to help the poor, whose childrens' problems with ADD and such often go undiagnosed, Bush finds a boondago for his corporate donnors such as Eli Lilly (Prozac)

He proceeds to make it into law, despite misgivings by his own FDA See details in Bush proposes Mandatory Mental screening

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