Documentary [a short clip] on how Merck hid the fact that Vioxx was dangerous to the public
This video helps explain HOW it is that raw science does not always drive "knowledge" in the medical profession. That drug treatment knowledge is under the strong influence of large money making corporations.
The lesson is clear. Money buys influence - often targeting those in authoritative positions. Subsequently, medical professionals and the public in general, become convinced by what the authority figures tell them. This situation can be true with ANY important institution in which billions of dollars are at stake.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 13th, 2012.]