By Varun Hukeri
General Assignment & Analysis Reporter 

How the 'scientific establishment' worked to suppress real science

Senate hearing considers NIH budget and state of medical research


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 11:51am

Scientists have warned about the so-called “scientific establishment” in recent years, noting that industry groups and special interests wield growing influence over scientific research, academic institutions and government agencies.

Dr. Marcia Angell, a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, noted in a 2017 interview that scientists and medical journals were “getting caught inadvertently publishing false studies” because their research had become more beholden to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Richard Horton,...

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