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FDA Suppressed Imaging Safety Concerns


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Dr. Julian Nicholas, a former Food and Drug Administration scientist, said his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning, the Seattle Times reports.

“Dr. Nicholas said at a public hearing that he and other FDA staffers "were pressured to change their scientific opinion," after they opposed the approval of a CT scanner for routine colon cancer screening. Nicholas said that he objected to exposing otherwise healthy patients to the cancer risks of radiation.”


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