The former head of the most prestigious medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, came to this conclusion about “clinical research,” & “trusted physicians” & “medical guidelines.” See inside
Marcia, Angelo, former head of the New England Journal of Medicine, in the NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption” wrote:
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the trusted judgment of physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
It's almost like adding the profit motive to medicine, ends badly.
Weve been TELLING you about the corruption in hospital pricing, health insurance companies and percription drug companies for YEARS but you called us all crazy communists.
You actually haven’t said anything other than “profit bad”, which is 100% incorrect. The profit motive is why drives innovation and competition. Like usual, you rail against the wrong things. Yes, the prescription drug companies are at fault for many things, including faking their studies, which is exactly what the former head of the NEJM is saying. She’s outright saying that the “experts” lie and can’t be trusted. However, you and your ilk constantly try to use that very argument from authority fallacy every time.
Same to climate change research
And why, kscott, are the people paid off by drug companies lying? Is it maybe... Profit?
And yes lj, I agree, this does happen in climate research. That's why studies funded by things like the Koch foundation or other oil companies are usually unreliable