This site deals only with the corporate corruption of science, and makes no inference about the motives or activities of individuals involved.
There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
Please read the OVERVIEW carefully, and make up your own mind.
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Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial
(MRFIT) The Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial, (MRFIT) which was run under the NIH but sponsored by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, ran over 10 years. For 7 of these years it had patient-intervention involvement through specially contracted clinics. [Advising subjects to modify diet and smoking habits]
When it ended in 1982 it had cost $115 million but its conclusions were fairly mild and could be portrayed as inconclusive. Congressman Henry Waxman ran a hearing on MRFIT in 1983.
Carl C Seltzer of Harvard was put to work to counter some of the adverse findings and he was given help by a professional ghost-writer Frank Leonard. Time and Newsweek both ran pieces on the study.