Federal agency rejects enhanced oversight of genetic tests

By , August 31, 2007 12:10 pm

Federal agency rejects enhanced oversight of genetic tests
In a decision that places cost concerns above public health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rejected a petition filed by a coalition of health and consumer groups calling for the agency to strengthen standards for genetic testing laboratories. Citing cost concerns, the agency told petitioners in a recent letter that it would not pursue the safety standards.

Considering the emphasis that the current administration places on money this move doesn’t surprise me. Though it does piss me off a bit more than I already was at their total disregard for the future health and well being of the folks that were stupid enough to put them in power in the first place.

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