Federal Advisory Committees

Reduce the Role of Vested Interests in Advising Government

Federal Advisory Committees should be regulated in such a manner that vested interests are restricted to a minority voice. FACs should be composed of educated citizens that are not in conflict of interest and in no position to make scads of money should their advice be taken.

 

Currently these groups are stacked overwhelmingly (if not exclusively) with those whose interests run counter to the public good - and toward their personal financial benefit.

 

For example how are we to trust a group advising for the addition of a particular vaccine to the required schedule if the individual group members stand to personally gain tens of millions of dollars, should their advice be heeded?

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