June 3, 2014
IT’S NOT UNETHICAL WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES IT: Sharyl Attkisson: Full Disclosure: Did Government’s Experiment on Preemies Hide Risks? “They were misled to believe everything being done was in the ‘standard of care’ and therefore posed no predictable risk to the babies. . . . Normally, medical personnel constantly adjust oxygen as preemies’ conditions change, based on their individual needs. But the SUPPORT study was designed to keep infants in their randomly assigned range, despite a baby’s individual needs. And in a decision that one government source says shocked seasoned researchers when they learned of it, the babies’ oxygen monitors intentionally were altered to provide false readings. The reason: so medical staff wouldn’t be tempted to adjust oxygen out of the babies’ study-assigned range.”
Is it just me, or does it seem like we’re seeing a lot of phony numbers in government medicine lately?