ANALYSIS: How the ‘scientific establishment’ worked to suppress real science

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Senate hearing considers NIH budget and state of medical research Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter 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, editor-in-chief of the British medical journal The Lancet, wrote a bl
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