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Coronavirus: a reliable test is badly needed. We don’t have one

19 by / on 12 Feb 2020, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Media coverage […]

Statin Deniers and Anti-Vaxxers. How political rhetoric is infecting medicine

15 by / on 9 Apr 2019, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Last month I […]

Companies claim drugs’ side effects are commercial secrets

1 by / on 7 Jan 2014, / in evidence based medicine

One of the comforting myths about the powerful drugs used in modern medicine is that they are prescribed on the basis of good scientific evidence. Proper randomised clinical trials, we are regularly assured, compare them with a placebo and the results can tell us which are safe and effective.
However this is an illusion. For nearly thirty years drug experts have known that there was a major flaw in this assumption, which doctors and the agencies set up to regulate drugs have chosen largely to ignore. (Read more…)

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