NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

This article is dated, (November 2009), but seems still relevant, if not seriously more-so.

There are always two sides to a story and often the conventional and popular side needs to be critically appraised.

There is ample evidence of profits, ego and even survival, (personal or corporate), overriding the truth.

When public health is the issue, this scrutiny is all the more important, if not vital. This is not just a question of some harm resulting from a greater good, it trends to absolute corruption and needs to be made known.

“No one knows the total amount provided by drug companies to physicians, but I estimate from the annual reports of the top 9 U.S.-based drug companies that it comes to tens of billions of dollars a year in North America alone. By such means, the pharmaceutical industry has gained enormous control over how doctors evaluate and use its own products. Its extensive ties to physicians, particularly senior faculty at prestigious medical schools, affect the results of research, the way medicine is practiced, and even the definition of what constitutes a disease.”

Revelations like this from medical profession insiders cast serious doubt on more than what’s printed on the pages of these medical journals.

About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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2 Responses to NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

  1. omanuel says:

    Thanks for posting this information. The veracity of science was compromised in 1945 by FEAR of the atomic bombs that ended the Second World War.

    As noted in Chapter 2 of my autobiography, von Weizsacker’s misleading graphs of “nuclear binding energy” replaced Nobel Laureate F. W. Aston’s “nuclear packing fraction” in textbooks after WWII. The false “standard solar model” of hydrogen-filled stars replaced the widely-held opinion among astronomers and astrophysicists that “iron is the most abundant element in the interior of the Sun and chemical abundances follow nuclear stability.”

    Click to access Chapter_2.pdf

    It is possible that Japan’s flag during WWII acknowledged the source of “power beyond scientific fiction” at the core of the Sun that Nobel Laureate Francis William Aston acknowledged in the last paragraph of his 1922 Nobel Lecture.

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