Canadian Medical Research Council (MRC) funds chiropractic research
Chiropractic Association and Medical Research Council establish $275,000
research fund to study chiropractic care
- November 5, 1998 - Why is our Federal government paying for this
study, and what will it really do for chiropractors? Will it include horses,
dogs, cats, armadillos, and turtles?
about the MRC's own ethical guidelines? - "Placebos are not necessary
drugs but may include, for example, "sham" physical therapies
or manipulations in physiotherapeutic, surgical or chiropractic research."
- MRC spends money
on chiropractic while stingy budgets uproot medical stars - The decision
of a key genetic researcher to leave The Toronto Hospital for the U.S.
highlights a growing concern of Canada's scientific community.
- More news about
the MRC from the MRC
- Message from Dr.
Henry Friesen at the PMAC - "Canada needs our best and brightest
minds to pursue careers in health research. Our health researchers live
up to the best standards anywhere in the world. The Health Research Foundation
has a strong record in supporting scientific research. It will continue
to pursue its mandate of fostering research and training in the health
sciences with a view to helping to ensure Canada's place in the global
scientific arena, and Canada's prosperity." -- (So
why did the MRC agree to fund the CCA?)
sounds funding alarm - CMAJ 1997
- Anyone who wants to reach Dr. Friesen and ask
him why our precious MRC dollars are funding the art of pseudoscience and
placebo may want to E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org