It seems that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) wants to create a new government agency that would be exempt from over site and would grant immunity from liability to drug manufacturers that worked with it.
Does anyone else see a problem with this?!
The law in question: Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005, or S1873.
The agency to be created: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency.
I for one believe that our government should be doing less, not dreaming up new ways to hand out money to pharmaceutical companies. And even if it was actually necessary to create a new agency to deal with disease and bio-terrorism, WHY would you want to make it so that no one could ask, "What are you doing with this money? What are you working on?".
Please let your senators and representatives know that this is not how we want our country to be run.