Bent Science and Bad Medicine: The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepreneurship and Social Control

“Shedding even a little light on how advocates bend policy -relevant science could go a long way toward remedying these problems. Indeed, precisely because the advocates have overtaken the law in this area, heightened attention to the social costs of bending science could itself precipitate significant change.”

But there are difficulties in challenging bent science including a general lack of recognition of the problem. With an absence of counter-studies to oppose deliberately manufactured ends-oriented research this would be expected.

The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepreneurship, and Social Control Sociologist Stanley Cohen  used the term “”moral panic” to characterize the amplification of deviance by the media, the public, an…

Source: Bent Science and Bad Medicine: The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepreneurship and Social Control

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