Life West College Dean Plays Key Role in Upcoming WFC Education Conference

Dr. Joseph Ferguson, dean of the college at Life Chiropractic College West, is one of several program directors traveling to Madrid, Spain to help organize this year’s World Federation of Chiropractic/Consortium of European Chiropractic Educators/Association of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference at the Royal University Center Maria Cristina.

Palmer College administrator named to national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

One of the provisions in the nation’s new health law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, authorizes the creation of an autonomous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a nonprofit corporation that is not “an agency or establishment of the U.S. Government.” In an announcement today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., was appointed to the Board of Governors of PCORI.

FDA-approved Lawsuit Preemption

Everyone seems to be picking on the poor Food and Drug Administration (FDA) these days, but for vastly different reasons. To the hundreds of thousands of victims (including dead ones) of adverse prescription drug reactions each year, and their families, the FDA is failing to protect the public. These people believe the agency should spend more time and effort making sure drugs are safe and effective before approval. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies feel the FDA is a nuisance, way too fussy about drug safety details and terribly slow with approval.

CCE Cited for Violations by U.S. Dept of Education

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has found the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) in violation of criteria necessary to maintain its status as a recognized accrediting agency. The violations were uncovered during a two year investigation initiated by separate complaints filed during 2003 by the Council of New Jersey Chiropractors (CNJC) and Doctors for Excellence in Chiropractic Education (DECE). In a July 5, 2005 letter, the USDOE found CCE in non-compliance of various accreditation criteria, some of which require immediate action.