Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Board of Governors kills FSU chiropractic school

Board of Governors kills FSU chiropractic school
an Associated Press report 01/27/05

GAINESVILLE - The state Board of Governors killed a proposed chiropractic school at Florida State University on Thursday, saying the program was pushed by the Legislature instead of the university's faculty and administration.

The 10-3 vote ended a contentious debate and dashed the chiropractic world's hopes of seeing the first chiropractic school open at an American public university.

Florida State President T.K. Wetherell said he would have liked to have seen the school open, but doesn't plan to continue to push for it.

'We've had a difficult time discussing the merits of the proposal at a number of different stops. It's been frustrating, very frustrating,' Wetherell said.

The project has been ridiculed by FSU's faculty, who say chiropractic medicine is a pseudoscience. The chiropractic community has been pushing for the school for at least a decade and the issue has been watched nationally.

The project began last year when state lawmakers put $9 million in the state budget for a school.

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