Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents much of Manhattan, and Rep. Darrell Issa of California want to limit your access to scientific and medical research. Currently, all federally funded research publications have to be made available through Pub Med, and accessible online for free, so all of us have the ability to stay informed about research being conducted with our tax dollars. Bill HR 3699, the Research Works Act, would prevent the National Institutes of Health or any other agency from allowing private-sector work to be disseminated online without prior consent both from the publisher and the authors of the study. If this bill passes, research information will only be available through subscription to each and every journal that publishes a study. Subscriptions to scientific and medical journals cost hundreds of dollars annually, and copies of individual articles — or access for 24 hours — usually cost $15 to $30 apiece. This bill would make it impossible for consumer and health organizations to keep their members informed about scientific and medical research that concerns all of us. If this bill passes, you will only know what mainstream medicine WANTS you to know!
Please click this link to sign on to the Alliance for Natural Health action alert to fight this bill: https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1021.
If you happen to live in Rep. Maloney’s district, please send her an email and let her know what you think: http://maloney.house.gov/.
For more information, visit the Alliance for Natural Health at http://www.anh-usa.org/no-science-for-you/, or the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/opinion/research-bought-then-paid-for.html?_r=1.