Friday, November 17, 2006

The Scientific Method Is Lost At HHS

The Department of Health And Human Services say that they don't know what "scientifically accurate" means. They have been faulted by a government watchdog agency for telling kids that HIV can pass through latex condoms because they are porous. It can't.

When the Government Accounting Office suggested that HHS "ensure that all information given to kids through these programs should be scientifically accurate," HHS responded that the GAO had failed to define "scientific accuracy" -
"GAO never defines the term 'scientific accuracy' in its report," HHS complained. "As such, it is difficult to precisely determine the criteria employed by GAO in making the recommendations as to scientific accuracy."
HHS includes among their agencies the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, and the Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality.

None of them can define "scientific accuracy"? Are the FDA, the NIH and the CDC all stumbling in the dark?


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