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CDC buried by bureaucratic red tape.

By Amanda Terkel on March 3, 2008 at 10:40 pm

"CDC buried by bureaucratic red tape."

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Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are charging that the current head, Dr. Julie Gerberding, has “driven away the agency’s best scientists while embittering many of its 7,000 employees.” Senior scientists “now spend roughly a third of their time on administrative tasks that previously took up no more than 10 percent” and lack the independence to “investigate possible harm from vaccines.” (The site CDC Chatter offers daily complaints by agency employees.)

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