Today’s quote: conflicting interests

[ . . . ] “Science needs conflicting interests – financial and non-financial. Problems don’t get solved unless someone is motivated for some reason. We need the bias that pharmaceutical companies bring to bear in their defense of a product, along with the bias of those who might have been injured by a treatment.  Both of these biases can distort the picture, but it’s when people with differing points of view agree on what is right in front of their noses that we can begin to have some confidence about what we have.” [ . . . ]

http://davidhealy.org/study-329-50-shades-of-gray/

HT Marc Casañas.

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