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Lately, the results of scientific analysis sometimes depends upon who is writing the check. There are quacks out there who have determined their benefactor's desire, then skew the results of a study to support that view. Like the alchemists of yore, claiming to turn base metal into gold for their royal sponsors.
This, and the overly heavy push on Professors to publish is why many pharmaceutical companies are only relying on in-house research instead of learning for that done by universities. Since this research can be expensive, it greatly drives up the cost of future drugs.