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Science, politics and public policy
Taking the high road to the 21st century

George Carlo  

Public policy decision making in regard to science has essentially evolved over the past fifty years in response to various technological advances and crises. At this point in the evolution, it is necessary to employ a public health paradigm to facilitate decision making based on science and the public health rather than regulatory, legal, and economic needs. Historical evidence demonstrates that it is necessary to employ a pure public health paradigm in order to adequately address the different needs of the various stakeholders, including members of the government, industry, media, and the general public.

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