It was a riveting, invigorating, almost intoxicating experience. It seemed a glimpse of the sort of honesty, rigor, transparency, and quality of thought and discussion that a more open system of science communication and discussion might generate.
The Rise Of Marketing-Based Medicine 64 Comments By Ed Silverman // January 28th, 2010 // 7:57 am You’ve heard of evidence-based medicine. Well, a new paper summarizes a panoply of practices employed over the past two decades or so – ghostwriting, suppressing or spinning data, disease mongering and managing side effect perceptions among docs –…
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Gary Kasparov ponders the limitations of technology as a means of playing chess truly well. His critique could be applied equally well to pharma.
Healthcare reform? Were we talking about healthcare reform?
Neuroskeptic takes a sharp look at how our expanding definition of depression paralleled our expanding use of antidepressants — and perhaps led to antidepressant’s poor performance in the less severely depressed. T
Really fast evolution, this time driven by agriculture.
We don’t have a government-run system. But our system is so expensive that our government’s partial role is pricier than the whole of government-run systems. via voices.washingtonpost.com Absorb that: Our supposedly efficient supposedly free-market healthcare system costs us more in government spending alone than other countries spend on government-run systems. Posted via web from David…
This is a pretty big deal if it holds up in future trials.
Ask not whom to kill, but how sci journalism and/or sci journalists might adapt to a new environment.