our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


and while we're gathering those medical studies... deciding if and when we go on the table, what drugs we take...

How do we factor what we don't see?


Ben Goldacre - Bad Science
The pharmaceutical industry makes many excellent products, but there are also many well-documented problems in industry, and indeed throughout medicine. Industry should be able to engage in a serious discussion around how to fix these problems, rather than issuing outright denials.

The best available evidence, from the most current review...Expand this post »

 Some good news:

This is excellent, and amazing. GSK have just signed up to alltrials.net
February 5th, 2013 by Ben Goldacre in alltrials campaign, bad science |

Patrick Vallance, President, Pharmaceuticals R&D, GlaxoSmithKline, said: “We are committed to being transparent with our clinical trial data to help advance...Expand this post »

extra credit:

 Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist
Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers
 George Monbiot
The Guardian, Monday 29 August 2011