How badly corrupted is medical research?

January 13, 2009

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

“The problems I’ve discussed are not limited to psychiatry, although they
reach their most florid form there. Similar conflicts of interest and
biases exist in virtually every field of medicine, particularly those
that rely heavily on drugs or devices. It is simply no longer possible
to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely
on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical
I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached
slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

my emphasis

thanks to Neil T for pointer