When Bureaucrats Stymie Science
Jan 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM
Jeff Stier in Government Agencies, Government Health Care, Government Power, Government Spending, Health Care, Risk Analysis, health, meningitis, public health, vaccines

In an article in Defining Ideas, a journal of the Hoover Institution, former senior Food and Drug Administration official (and Hoover Fellow) Dr. Henry I. Miller and I examine problems with how the government is making an important decision about vaccine policy.

Unlike op-eds, where space is quite limited, this piece illustrates in detail how the administration is abusing power, misleading the public, ignoring science, and orchestrating a process that could lead to dangerous outcomes.

As we conclude,

Government bureaucrats usually hold others to strict standards, rules, and prescribed procedures. This administration, in particular, has repeatedly promised to set a high bar for honesty and transparency. How ironic, then, that this “public” process has been so murky and problematic.

Please take some time to read the full article.

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