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Resource ID: #27949
Subject: Science
Source: The Center For Public Integrity
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Date: Feb. 8, 10, 16, and 18, March 31, May 4, 2016

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Corporations facing lawsuits or stricter regulation are steering millions of dollars to scientific consulting firms, to the detriment of public health. As the Center for Public Integrity explains in “Science for Sale,” industry-backed research has exploded — often with the aim of obscuring the truth — as government-funded science dwindles. The effects of this phenomenon are felt not only in courtrooms but also in agencies that issue rules to try to prevent disease.

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