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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:37 PM

The Chicago Tribune Digs In To The Wasted Money Spent Via NCCAM

Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-nccam-overview-20111211,0,3391775.story

Troubled study at heart of therapy debate
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-nccam-tact-trial-20111212,0,1974124.story

Study's doctors have had their share of troubles
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-tact-sidebar-20111212,0,1311776.story

Energy healing sparks debate
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-nccam-energy-healing-20111211,0,6813534.story

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I'm mildly shocked to see this in such a MSM publication.

Note: Orac did a piece on this series, as well.

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 12:33 PM

1. "With $666,000 in federal research money...

...scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could not."

I want to know how they arrived at that particular funding amount.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 05:39 PM

2. Indeed. I would love to see the full grant for that one.

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:49 PM

3. It's the HHS version of faith-based grants

Which are given to just about any organization that fills out an application, including ones that wouldn't be laughed out of the office if received by a secular group.

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