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Staff Member Of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Quits Over Cancelled Meeting
The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog: "A member of the support staff for the United States Preventive Services Task Force has quit over the cancellation of a meeting scheduled for today and tomorrow at which the task force was due to vote on the controversial issue of prostate-cancer screening. Family medicine physician Kenneth Lin is a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy, which provides support services to the task force. But he says in a blog post today that he'll be leaving in less than three weeks. Referring to the canceled meeting, Lin says that 'politics trumped science'" (Hobson, 11/1).
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