Half of all medical literature is false

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edited 7. Jul 2015, 06:30 in News
Half of all medical literature is false

- Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: “Half Of All The Medical Literature Is False”

- Flagrant conflicts of interest involved

- Obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance

- Editor in Chief of another respected medical Journal -“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published”


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  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I imagine this is partly due to poor quality studies which are not peer reviewed and the growth of self-styled experts on the Internet. If anyone is interested there was a play on radio 4 yesterday called Snake Oil which dealt with this and the vulnerability of some people with chronic illness /disease, (in the play cancer). It's on the radio iplayer.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This doesn't surprise me, there is so much floating around on the web so how can one rely on what one reads as being reliable and truthful information? People are vulnerable when ill and there has always been those who are ready to exploit that vulnerability.

    Medical drugs are big business - 'nuff said? DD
  • charrisse
    charrisse Member Posts: 89
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ...and statins are the worst in this field .. show me any form of trials or research that have been done on them!?!
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,101
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Maybe the idea of a 'News Forum' on here was a bit premature :wink:
  • Jen
    Jen Member Posts: 155
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Trouble with news journalists, some (or many) are not interested in the truth or accuracies, they just want to sell the news and get popular hit ratings, so often publish sensational stories to do the trick.

    In the end the individual has to make up there own minds if its true or false or a bit of both.

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