As long as the government is shut down, the National Institutes of Health will turn away roughly 200 patients each week from its clinical research center, including children with cancer.
That's according to Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. He laid out the situation for the Wall Street Journal:
At the National Institutes of Health, nearly three-quarters of the staff was furloughed. One result: director Francis Collins said about 200 patients who otherwise would be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center into clinical trials each week will be turned away. This includes about 30 children, most of them cancer patients, he said.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Death Panels...for real
On your conscience, if you had one, John Boehner: