“Medicine’s ‘Biggest Secret’: Number-Needed-to-Treat”


From MinnPost: “It’s Disney World versus the real world,” Dr. David Juurlink, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto who studies drug safety, told the reporters. “The point is that, by design, industry-sponsored [trials] tend to make drugs appear more effective and safer than they are eventually found to be in practice because the [trials] milieu is often an artificial one.”

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