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

2013/02/06

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?



http://www.hta.ac.uk/fullmono/mon1408.pdf

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:
http://www.badscience.net/2013/02/this-is-excellent-and-amazing-gsk-have-just-signed-up-to-alltrials-net/

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:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/academic-publishers-murdoch-socialist

 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