Month: March 2015

“Marketing” farmacéutico y práctica médica

SALUD 23 MAR 2015 – 08:09 PM – Investigación en la Universidad de Zaragoza “Las actividades promocionales de la industria farmacéutica en las facultades de medicina son frecuentes mediante actividades de formación. Ahora, un estudio llevado a cabo con alumnos de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Zaragoza analiza cómo afecta la exposición…

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

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
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…

Peter Wilmshurst: meet a successful whistleblower

Richard Smith: A successful and cheerful whistleblower “Peter Wilmshurst is that rare thing—a successful whistleblower. What’s more, he’s a cheerful one, despite having lost £25 000, faced bankruptcy and the loss of his house, and spent every evening, weekend, and his annual leave for three years successfully defending an egregious libel case.”… — Richard Smith…

Corruption: the role of bystanders

…”My thinking on this is inspired by a recent book by eminent sociologist Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Polity Press, 2001). Cohen systematically analyses processes of denial by both individuals and governments. The book is impressive in its scope and insight. I can only introduce a few ideas from it here. Cohen…

Evidence based medicine (EBM) not evidence-based: medicine is broken.

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
Re: Evidence based medicine: flawed system but still the best we’ve got Fiona Godlee. 348:doi10.1136/bmj.g440 Dear Editor, I want to formally reject the null hypothesis of my research.(1) I respectfully disagree with the statement about EBM in the title of this article: “flawed system but still the best…

“Conceptuality is subjective; realization is objective.” ―Buckminster Fuller

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