Update: Data (i.e., evidence) about evidence based medicine. figshare

Update — December 7, 2014. —

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is not working for many reasons, for example:

1. Incorrect in their foundations (paradox): hierarchical levels of evidence are supported by opinions (i.e., lowest strength of evidence according to EBM) instead of real data collected from different types of study designs (i.e., evidence).


2. The effect of criminal practices by pharmaceutical companies is only possible because of the complicity of others: healthcare systems, professional associations, governmental and academic institutions. Pharmaceutical companies also corrupt at the personal level, politicians and political parties are on their payroll, medical professionals seduced by different types of gifts in exchange of prescriptions (i.e., bribery) which very likely results in patients not receiving the proper treatment for their disease, many times there is no such thing: healthy persons not needing pharmacological treatments of any kind are constantly misdiagnosed and treated with unnecessary drugs. Some medical professionals are converted in K.O.L. which is only a puppet appearing on stage to spread lies to their peers, a person supposedly trained to improve the well-being of others, now deceits on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Probably the saddest thing is that many honest doctors are being misled by these lies created by the rules of pharmaceutical marketing instead of scientific, medical, and ethical principles. Interpretation of EBM in this context was not anticipated by their creators.

 “The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs.” ―Peter C. Gøtzsche

 “doctors and their organisations should recognise that it is unethical to receive money that has been earned in part through crimes that have harmed those people whose interests doctors are expected to take care of. Many crimes would be impossible to carry out if doctors weren’t willing to participate in them.” —Peter C Gøtzsche, The BMJ, 2012, Big pharma often commits corporate crime, and this must be stopped.

3. Misinterpretations

New technologies or concepts are difficult to understand in the beginning, it doesn’t matter their simplicity, we need to get used to new tools aimed to improve our professional practice. Probably the best explanation is here in these videos (credits to Antonio Villafaina for sharing these videos with me).




Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Data (i.e., evidence) about evidence based medicine. figsharehttp://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1093997

  2 comments for “Update: Data (i.e., evidence) about evidence based medicine. figshare

  1. March 28, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Human Pharmacology and commented:

    This post was published one day before this event happens:

    “Doctors reporting crimes are turned back over to the very perpetrators of the crimes. The Medical Societies and professional organizations contribute to the problem by willful ignorance. Accusations are used to disregard the claims of the accused.” (1)

    This quote describes exactly what happens to me.(2-8) I was reporting crimes and then delivered back to the criminal perpetrators, forced psychiatric treatment was prescribed by political abusers of psychiatry. This unethical act has been kept in secret and it have not been described by the official University records. Events that were executed by a member of the directive board at Universidad del Valle (the vice-dean of research: Mauricio Palacios Gomez).(9)


    Michael L. Langan. Bent Science and Bad Medicine: The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepeneurship and social control.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. “Me gusta cuando callas porque estas como ausente” (no answers yet).
    Jorge H. Ramírez. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: which articles were violated by @Univalle_FSalud?
    Jorge H. Ramírez. Request of retraction of a clinical practice guideline | Coronary artery disease|Health Ministry, COLCIENCIAS, UdeA. | Colombia, 2013.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. Why the silence? @Univalle_FSalud.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. FYI (1/2): Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría – @ACPPsiquiatria. ―cc @FearLoathingBTX @FedemedicaC.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. 1st Request of Retraction: Clinical Practice Guideline – Medical Treatment of Adult Depression – @IETSColombia.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. Whistleblowers and psychiatrists: the backfire.
    Jorge H. Ramírez. Red or Blue Pill? http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2014/12/15/red-or-blue-pill/


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