Suppression of medical information

Other Names:
Non-disclosure of medical test results
Deception about effects upon health
Public health secrecy

Companies hide medical test results that show their product to be unhealthy so that they may continue to sell the product.


Some USA manufacturers of silicone breast implants deliberately deceived women clients, claiming ruptures of the implants to be much less frequent than their test results showed.

Some USA tobacco manufacturers have failed to reveal commercially unfavourable test results about the addictiveness of tobacco.

Narrower Problems:
Silence about illness
Related Problems:
Suppression of safety records
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
10.03.2022 – 05:35 CET