Mini-Me: Corrupted Science – Science in the Private Interest

Science & Politics of Science
Who?  Mini-Me?
Who? Mini-Me?


This project titled “Corrupted Science” was developed as part of a series of lectures that explores the disengagement of science from its ethical roots, resulting in a loss of honesty, integrity, objectivity, autonomy, and public confidence.

A series of power point presentations highlight the corrupting influences on scientific practice. This site grew out of the research for the book Science in the Private Interest (Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2003). This project is supported by the Common Benefit Litigation Expense Trust.

Outline of Presentations:

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PP 1: Historical Background: Web slides | PDF
Policies supporting the breakdown of sector boundaries between academia and the commercial world
PP2: Corporate Influence in Academic Science: Web slides | PDF
PP3: Withholding Information: Web slides | PDF
Is secrecy in science on the rise?
PP4: Ghostwriting: Web slides | PDF
Can we be certain that the name on an article is the author?
PP5: Funding Effect in Science: Web slides | PDF
Does private sponsorship of research bias the outcome?
PP6: Scientific Journals and Conflict of Interest: Web slides | PDF
How are science journals responding to author conflict of interest?
PP7: Ethics and Science Advisory Committees: Web slides | PDF
How do government rules address conflicts of interest of scientists serving on federal advisory committees?
PP8: Conflict of Interest within Government Science: Web slides | PDF
What ethical rules govern scientists serving within government agencies?
PP9: Government and Professional Society Reports and Documents on Conflict of Interest: Web slides | PDF
PP10: Investigative Media Reports on Academic Industry Relations: Web slides | PDF

Mini-Me adds:  By the way, I found the corrupting science material from a documentary called “Generation Rx.”

In one sentence (from the movie), “..It’s about a chemical manipulation of consciousness without regard for human life.” Another line was “sacrificing kids to the market.”

There’s mention that 8 out of 13 school shooters (pre-2008) were taking psychotropic prescription drugs. The documentary was released post-Virginia Tech shooting.

What might be the most incredible piece of info is the mention of an Oregon State Univ study/report on over 2,000 studies which came to the conclusion that psychotropic drugs did not improve the lives of children.  And one of the most disturbing affects of those drugs is “brain atrophy.”

As far back as 1984, people at Eli Lilly and the FDA knew that the threat of suicide was part of the drugs effects. This could be perceived as indirect pre-meditated murder.

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