"Speaking from experience, I think It is fair to say that the conflict-of-interest movement is simply one component of the noxious anti-science movement that thoroughly pervades much of the developed world. This takes the form of the anti-vaccine movement, the anti-GMO movement, and perhaps the most harmful of all, the alternative medicine "consortium," which fools people into having their colons cleansed to remove toxins that do not exist, inhaling ozone to treat their cancers, and taking useless supplements instead of real medicine when it is needed."
WARNING: This article is for the open-minded, not the ideologue.
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.