Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

"Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?"

Interesting article.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic
Most medical professionals have to pass a university course in understanding research design & methods. It enables one to critically evaluate research and it's suitability for implementation into practice.

It is a very dry subject. I did it last spring.
The author seems to have a bee in his bonnet about the medical profession not accepting the role of healing crystals and chanting the word "Om" in curing all our ills.

In other words, he's a twat.


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I'm sure there's probably a reason that this was posted in CA. F*cked if I can think of it though.
When I was at school, almost every kid had an asthma inhaler. Going to the doctor for just about anything seemed to result in being prescribed an inhaler.

I've wondered whether it was to do with profits, or 'being on the safe side', or laziness, etc.


I'm sure there's probably a reason that this was posted in CA. F*cked if I can think of it though.
Och, Professor Sixty, you auld've spent too much time banging the arse off Janet in the cludgie!
A Mexican medic mate of mine who has also been a research scientist insists 90% of modern doctoring is about as scientific as Voodoo. He also maintains theatrically doing fuck all like an Apache shaman is often what is best for the patient and the average US medic in pumping patients full of over priced and barely understood pharmaceuticals is often little more than a snake oil salesman. He does smoke a lot of weed though.
Wasn't it the retired editor of the Lancet (editor for 20 years) who said that there is simply no integrity to medical research in the United States anymore, because big business has distorted the process beyond recognition?
You don't get money for putting people on statins the payment is for lowering cholesterol.
Which UK GPs do by putting a rather large hunk of the population on statins just like in the US, clinically there was some dispute if that is a good thing, last I looked the evidence was shaky for many demographics, spitting blood and chicken feathers at you at least causes fewer adverse events.

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