I’m going to indulge myself on this one. First, I just plain find it funny when drug advocates start arguing amongst themselves. Second, there are interesting general issues here for advancing an agenda, developing a majority consensus and achieving partial victories at the cost of full victories.

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Yup, you guessed it. This guy.

White House Press Office:

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Francis S. Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
President Obama said, “The National Institutes of Health stands as a model when it comes to science and research. My administration is committed to promoting scientific integrity and pioneering scientific research and I am confident that Dr. Francis Collins will lead the NIH to achieve these goals. Dr. Collins is one of the top scientists in the world, and his groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease. I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.”

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