Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: bias in medical research

How Do We Know When a Treatment Works? A Primer on...

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Discussing informed consent, risk/benefit ratios, and the many sources of bias in clinical trials for drugs, in order to help the layperson better understand the research.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part...

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Virtually every single placebo-controlled drug trial in psychiatry is flawed, systematic reviews of trials are also flawed, and guidelines are flawed. Even the drug approval process is flawed.

Can You Rely on the Drugs That Your Doctor Prescribes?

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From The Conversation: The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has just published a new guideline for the management of hepatitis C — a disease that...

Has Evidence Based Medicine Been Hijacked?

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John Ioannidis claims that the idea of evidence based medicine has been “hijacked to serve agendas different from what it was originally aimed for,” in a newly published critical essay in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Ioannidis frames the essay as a continuation of a conversation with David Sackett, widely considered the founder of evidence based medicine.