Navigation Links
White House Hid, Minimized Health Reports: Ex-surgeon General

The former US surgeon general has launched a blistering attack on the White House saying it deliberately quashed or downplayed several important health reports for political reasons .

Dr Richard Carmona, who held the post as the country's chief health educator from 2002 to 2006, told lawmakers that he was not authorized to discuss certain sensitive subjects in public.

They included embryonic stem-cell research, something US President George W. Bush vehemently opposes and has refused to fund, the controversial morning-after pill and sex education.

Senior administration officials also delayed the publication of a major study on passive smoking for several years and then tried to minimize its conclusions, Carmona said Tuesday according to a transcript of his testimony to a House committee.

The former surgeon general admitted that when he had taken up his post he had been "still quite politically naive" but he was "astounded" by the "partisanship and political manipulation" he witnessed.

He asked his predecessors for advice and was told "they had all been challenged and had to fight political battles in order to do their job.

"But each agreed that never had they seen Washington, DC so partisan or a new surgeon general so politically challenged and marginalized as during my tenure," he added.

"The problem with this approach is that in public health, as in a democracy, there is nothing worse than ignoring science, or marginalizing the voice of science for reasons driven by changing political winds."

Carmona said he was also dissuaded from attending the Paralympics, because the games were linked to a family of leading Democrats with links to the Kennedy political dynasty.

"I was specifically told by a senior person: 'Why would you want to help those people?'" Carmona said.

His accusations were refuted by the health department though wi th spokesman Bill Hall saying: "It has always been this administration's position that public health policy should be rooted in sound science."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
2. Skin Cancer History Puts Post-menopausal White Women At Risk For Melanoma
3. UK Health Department White Paper aimed at improving Health care facilities
4. A Royal Flush And A White Elephant
5. Wholly Ingrained: White or Brown? Food War Going Racist? Get to the Heart of the Matter
6. White women show a reduction in depression rates with growth
7. The Naked Truth about AIDS. Advertisements Drive The Point Home in Black And White!
8. White House recipes doing the rounds for commoners!!
9. The sleep race: White, wealthy, and sleep-wise
10. New Health care Plans to Leave NHS with White Elephants
11. White Wine is Equally Good for Heart as Red Wine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... A stressful work environment ... can also decrease overall productivity and performance in the workplace. The goal of Clearview ... the last few weeks of April, Clearview Resolution Services will be shutting down the ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... A recent report from the ... for the 2015-16 school year across Wisconsin’s public schools, charter schools, and private ... patterns in student test score performance, the report’s limited analyses fail to provide ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lake Park Dental is now accepting new patients with crooked ... FL. With the help of this highly-effective, yet convenient system, patients can straighten their ... and less pain. , Drs. Sarah Jockin, Nicole Morganti, Sara Spear and Elizabeth ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... As pharmaceutical companies are held to increasingly ... innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. CoreRx offers its clients more than ... support of their development and manufacturing goals. , The company was created ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back Pain Centers ... back pain with a reputable physician in their area, announces the launch of a ... information for patients who are looking for reputable physicians to help them with back ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... to their offering. ... arthroscopy devices market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during ... Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis ... and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... BLOOMINGTON, Minn. , April 18, ... IMMY ) ("Imprimis"), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, and ... today announced the signing of a three-year exclusive ... will deploy a dedicated sales team to introduce ... U.S., primarily focused in 13 states in the ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Imaging Equipment and Radiopharmaceuticals Market, Forecast to 2023" report ... ... as well as growth in the number of unit shipments ... market participants that design and manufacture molecular imaging equipment. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: