Feds fund Scientology-backed detox program for vets in Annapolis - 2014-12-14

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F0.png Feds fund Scientology-backed detox program for vets in Annapolis December 14, 2014, Rema Rahman, Capital Gazette

A detoxification program in Annapolis supported by the Church of Scientology is treating veterans suffering from chronic Gulf War-related conditions.

Treatments are funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through a $633,677 grant issued in September 2010, according to Pentagon officials. The Annapolis office opened in January, Clinical Trial Coordinator Crystal Grant said.

Seven Gulf War veterans have completed the program and at least four plan to begin the regimen next year. One is currently undergoing detoxification, a treatment designed to rid the body of environmental toxins through exercise, sauna therapy and doses of vitamins.

The federal money was awarded to researchers at the University of Albany in New York state, with David O. Carpenter, the director of the school's Institute for Health and the Environment, as the chief applicant and investigator.


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