On September 19th the Tampa Ideal Org will host a briefing by Dr. Linda Lageman from the National Affairs Office in Washington, DC. Dr. Lageman is a Ph.D., not a medical doctor, and has worked with the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to oppose Psychiatric medicine.
Dr. Lageman is a former Psychologist for 23 years. Her work is featured in this year’s Maiden Voyage III event. It is because of her actions that we have one of the biggest wins on the CCHR front that is saving thousands of children. She will be coming straight from meetings on Capitol Hill and will share with you what we are doing on the national level to derail Psychiatry.
The legislation that Scientology opposes is the 21st Century Cures act, which passed the House of Representatives on July 10th with a large majority of both parties. It directs several agencies that deal with medical research to streamline the process of approving new pharmaceuticals and medical devices so that patients have access to them faster, and establishes the Council for 21st Century Cures, a non-profit that will focus on accelerating access to new discoveries. If Dr. Lageman has any meetings scheduled on Capitol Hill, they would be with members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
This is the second briefing we have seen on this subject. In the first event in Seattle, Scientologists were warned that this bill
Has the purpose of making it very easy for Big Pharma and Psychs to get new drugs, ECT, brain implants and other “treatments” approved by the FDA and into use rapidly by effectively eliminating the need for any trials or tests to demonstrate effectiveness.
Supporters of the bill say it will help patients with rare diseases, and help new discoveries reach patients sooner. Opponents say the bill compromises patient health by allowing treatments to reach patients without sufficient study.