Whoa - where do you see Mandy labeling all scientists as liars and frauds? Did I miss something?
Ok Your hubby is an honest, ethical scientist who loves his work. SUPER! Im sure there are many more just like him. However the fact remains that scientific miscondust and fraud happens and unfortunately not all that infrequently. So given that and the blatant COI that abound in the medical industry, I don't think a dose of healthy skeptisim applied to EVERY scientific study one reads is unwarranted.
Dr. John Ioannidis , a foremost expert on clinical trial methodology has identified various factors that, one way or another, confound the integrity of medical research reports. He found that "as much as 90% of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed."
Wow, that is incredibly offensive to all the scientists out there who work their rear ends off to make this world a better place. My husband goes into the lab before it's light out and routinely comes home long past 5 pm, most of the time bringing work home with him- not necessarily because he has to, but because he loves it. I can assure you that he's never skewed data in his life. All the scientists I know LOVE science and would never lower themselves to making up data to please anyone, because making stuff up is not at all what science is about. Data is data. If it doesn't say what you were hoping, it's back to the drawing board and you start over. How offensive that you just discount all scientists as liars and frauds.
And FTR, not all labs are funded by pharmaceutical companies. Most are funded by MULTIPLE sources.