BMJ: Trump Administration Worrying for Science, Health Policy

Alicia Ault/February 21, 2017

Donald Trump’s presidency has “raised worrying questions about its likely impact on science and health policy,” write several BMJ editors in an editorial published online today.

The administration seems to place little value on facts or analysis, and may not be considering the consequences of its pronouncements and policies on biomedical research and the health of Americans and citizens around the world, the authors said. The editorial was written by José Merino, BMJ US clinical research editor, Elizabeth Loder, BMJ head of research, Kamran Abbasi, BMJ executive editor, and Ashish Jha, who is KT Li professor of health policy at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Policy.

“We are particularly concerned that Trump’s administration is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient,” wrote the authors.

For full article, see Medscape Nurses

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