by Junk Science
“Titles of legislation often deceive,” wrote Twila Brase, President of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The US House Energy and Commerce Committee just sent the 21st Century Cures Act to the House for vote. This is a scary piece of legislation.
The 21st Century Cures Act gives NIH another $2 billion a year and the power to determine the priorities, strategic focus and goals for clinical research under new government standards. The money must be used for biomedical research for the good of “public health” and translate to a public return on investment. It establishes a government-private “nonprofit corporation” called the Council for 21st Century Cures. Among the Act’s 309 pages, it establishes a global clinical study network and will award grants and contracts to participants with cooperating foreign entities, stakeholders and advocacy groups. Read the entire story.