Stronger sanctions needed against companies that suppress dataBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.132 (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:132
- Bob Roehr
- Washington, DC
“Suppression of science is not an anomaly but is typical of, and produced by, the current economic, political, and social situation, and that is—money talks. It is the system; it is not just a few bad apples,” Dr David Egilman, a professor of medicine at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, told a conference this week.
Although money was important, there were also other forces at work, he said. “It is broader than money, it's ideology and power. Ideology is a much larger bias than money—much harder to ferret out and think through,” he added.
His words found a ready audience among those attending the one day conference Conflicted $cience: Corporate and …