View on TED website:
View on TED website:
PharmaGossip – Nov 5, 2014: “Watch to the end please”
Note: full version of this video is not longer available on YouTube (sorry).
Drug policy: we probably need an “irrational authority” ―Letter to The BMJ
“One thing is for certain. When society gives power of diagnosis and treatment to individuals within a group schooled in just one uncompromising model of addiction with the majority attributing their very own sobriety to that model, they will exercise that power to diagnose and treat anyone and everyone according to that model. The birth of Addiction Medicine as an ABMS accepted discipline is sure to be a success for the drug and alcohol testing and 12-step treatment industry, but its spawn is sure to be an inauspicious mark on the Profession and Guild of Medicine and a bane of society for years to come.” ―Michael Lawrence Langan
Re: Drug policy: we need brave politicians and open minds Fiona Godlee. 349:doi 10.1136/bmj.g7603
Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Debate sobre legalización de marihuana en Colombia: base de datos de estudios biomédicos. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1257695
Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Programa de adicciones y farmacodependencia. Facultad de Salud. Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.. figshare.
Ramirez, Jorge H; Langan, Michael (2014): Drug testing database. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1270272
Against the Rising Tide: Looking for Biostatisticians and Epidemiologists to help shape Drug-Testing Policy to be more Evidence-Based
Hi Michael, I am in… https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results/details?term=Drug+Testing&brwse-force=true http://figshare.com/articles/Drug_testing_database/1270272 The only thing that I disagree with you is on that pyramid above… please allow me fix that… http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2014/12/04/pyramid-of-evidence-based-medicine-hierarchical-levels-of-study-designs-strength-of-evidence/
This pyramid have been frequently used since 1992 to represent the hierarchical levels of study designs by their strenght of evidence (according to the foundations of evidence-based medicine). The rationale of medical interventions described in clinical practice guidelines have supported their recommendations relying on incorrect appraisals of the strenght of evidence.
“The strength of evidence has been frequently represented as a pyramid: there is no pyramid of evidence – it is a collective delusion and now medicine has been severely broken.”
Read more: Evidence based medicine (EBM) not evidence-based: medicine is broken. (Re: Evidence based medicine: flawed system but still the best we’ve got Fiona Godlee.348:doi10.1136/bmj.g440)
This is the image that comes to my mind when I think about the pyramid of evidence-based medicine:
Kind regards, J. :)