The hydra of government in medicine

Americans for Free Choice Medicine cites the EPA human testing controversy in this critique of government meddling in medicine.

“For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, for years, subjected senior citizens (because they are more susceptible) to concentrated air pollutants, including diesel exhaust, ozone, soot and other particulate matter. This is in violation of, among other things, the Nuremberg Code, designed to protect us from Nazi-like experimentation on human subjects. When the American Tradition Institute challenged this in federal district court in Alexandria , Virginia , the EPA maintained that its practice of studying the health effects of toxic materials, using “controlled human exposure,” was immune from judicial or other review under the Administrative Procedures Act.” [Herald News]

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