Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits

Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits

David L. Lewis


whilst Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his place of work overlooking the nationwide Mall, he checked out Dr. Lewis and stated: “You understand you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis responded, “I simply desire to stick out of prison.” Gingrich had simply learn Dr. Lewis’s statement in Nature, titled “EPA technology: Casualty of Election Politics.” 3 years later, and thirty years after Dr. Lewis all started operating at EPA, he used to be again in Washington to obtain a technological know-how success Award from Administrator Carol Browner for his moment article in Nature. by means of then, EPA had transferred Dr. Lewis to the collage of Georgia to anticipate termination—the Agency’s in simple terms scientist to ever be lead writer on papers released in Nature and Lancet.

The govt hires scientists to aid its guidelines; hires them to aid its company; and universities rent them to usher in supplies which are passed out to aid executive regulations and practices. enterprises facing clinical integrity are designed in basic terms to weed out those that dedicate fraud at the back of the backs of the associations the place they paintings. the best hazard of all is the useful corruption of the clinical firm via the associations themselves. The technology they convey is usually purely an phantasm, designed to mislead; and the scientists they smash to guard that phantasm are frequently our greatest. This publication is set either, starting with Dr. Lewis’s adventure, and finishing with the tale of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

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