Strangely this all just flies in the face of the principles of Evidence Based medicine, which is medical practice based on the judicious appraisal of the best available evidence. It never say’s who should be doing the appraising and seems to be quite clear that medical experience and anecdotal evidence are not substitutes for EBM. I also pointed out in a post about a similar matter that occured in Finland, how Doctors who go round saying that only they are qualified to appraise the evidence seem very willing to accept evidence from non qualified, zero clinical experienced Drug reps and other industry bosses. So there you have hit, Shut up Dr Pies and Dr Pierre!!