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Medicine and Politics

05/25/2011 11:45 am ET
  • Jay Gordon, MD Nationally renowned pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School

The press and the government have created a sense of urgency about protecting ourselves from the Avian Flu.

CNN tells us that, "The U.S. government has started stockpiling Tamiflu and other medicines that scientists believe might be effective against a pandemic virus."

Real experts tell us that viral mutation will render this medication worthless against this type of influenza.

The company holding the patent, Gilead, wants more Tamiflu produced faster by Roche.

Who was the Chairman of Board of Gilead until he resigned to join the Bush Administration? Who retains a large amount of pharmaceutical industry stock including Gilead's?

Donald Rumsfeld.

This connection merits further scrutiny.

JNG MD