Scientific Misconduct: The Manipulation of Evidence for Political Advocacy in Health Care – Policy & Medicine

A recent paper from the CATO Institute, titled “Scientific Misconduct The Manipulation of Evidence for Political Advocacy in Health Care and Climate Policy,” highlighted how “science is increasingly being manipulated” based on the political choices and ethical preferences of those who are willing to suppress evidence of conflict between those preferences and the underlying reality.

Written by George Avery, PhD, MPA, an assistant professor of public health in the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the Regenstrief Center for Health Care Engineering at Purdue University, the article discusses how in health care policy, critics have long worried about the inordinate influence of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers on research to show the safety and viability of new products.

via Scientific Misconduct: The Manipulation of Evidence for Political Advocacy in Health Care – Policy & Medicine

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