Friday, April 24, 2009

Research Advisory Committee on GW Illness Chairman explains how Institute of Medicine was Made to Perform Studies Whose Conclusions Were Predetermined

Jim Binns, chairman of VA's Research Advisory Committee on GW Veterans' Illnesses since its inception, authored a detailed memo, with supporting documents, to show how Congress' statutory charge to the IOM was changed to exclude animal studies and raise the bar for granting presumptive disabilities to ill Gulf War veterans.

Jim deserves enormous thanks for his tireless pursuit of fairness for ill veterans, and his methodical discussion of how a series of mostly useless IOM reports came to be produced.

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