Monday, March 9
Posted by Graham Lilly at 11:25 PM
Harvard medical school students recently spoke out against their professors when they noticed reluctance to discuss pitfalls of using certain drugs. It turned out that some of their professors were in the pockets of several major drug companies. In my opinion this is appalling. For some reason I never really thought much about the influence that big business has on our universities. At least I never considered it influencing the way a professor may teach their classes. In light of this scandal, it prompted a new state law that requires declaration of all “corporate gifts” over $50. This is a step in the right direction but the problem is clearly unsolved. This article is worth taking a look at.