Trump seeks to slash $6 billion from gov’t medical research: why not more?
By Jon Rappoport
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH), a federal agency, is the largest medical research institution in the world.
Its 2010 budget was $30 billion. It employs 20,000 people.
Trump wants to cut $6 billion from its budget.
Here’s what you need to know: no one has ever done a comprehensive investigation of the results of NIH’s research over the years. No one has done a proper assessment of its value.
If NIH were a corporation, it would have undergone numerous assessments of its products. But government work is different. There are no standards. “We’re trying our best” is good enough. Especially when in-house PR flacks with media connections trumpet “breakthroughs” and “upcoming innovations right around the corner.”
Back in 1987, I interviewed Jim Warner, a White House policy analyst in the Reagan administration…
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