It could be argued that science is the only generally recognised cognitive authority in the world today. Science is not constrained by frontiers between countries. The art of science is influenced by more factors, how entrenched ideas govern scientific beliefs, also by talent, trends, politics, lobbying, peer-review, priority, conflict of interest etc. Therefore what might have occurred in concealment, is of common scientific interest. An actual example from Denmark is presented showing how research into patients rights and consumer protection has been employed as a technical stumbling-block by health authorities. The authorities problem was certainly a political, not intrinsically a practical medical or scientific one.