Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ethics? NewAgers Don't Need No Stinking Ethics!

"NCCAM has a budget of over $120 million a year and has spent over $1 billion so far researching, but also promoting CAM. Worse, it is funding trials that are not only scientifically dubious but arguably downright unethical; for example, the TACT trial of chelation therapy for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, the trial of the "Gonzalez regimen" for pancreatic cancer, and the proposed trial of chelation therapy for autism. Adding an approximately equal money to the pot of CAM funding is the National Cancer Institute, which funds over $120 million a year worth of CAM research related to cancer."

-- Orac, covering the lunacy journalists should be working on (since we've gotten nothing in return for that $1 billion dollars) for Respectful Insolence.