“Never trust an expert! Ever wondered why so much health advice is contradictory? It’s because two-thirds of medical research is wrong or fraudulent” from the dailymail.co.uk
As I’ve been saying for a long time – follow the money trail (and yes, this goes for natural medicine and supplements as well) – but it is much more dangerous when you have fraudulent studies that lead to the approval of drugs that can cause serious harm or death. These are some of the points made in the article:
- Researchers make up findings
- They fiddle the results
- They study the wrong patients
- They move the goalposts
- They study the wrong mammal
This information comes from a book called “Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How To Know When Not To Trust Them” by David H. Freedman.
Yes! This concept is becoming more and more mainstream, and as people questions the validity of studies that are pushed through or manipulated to rush a drug onto the market – the less Big Pharma will be able to get away with it. Scientific studies were always looked upon as almost untouchable, and regarded with reverence – but we are now learning how much of this science is lacking integrity due to the profit involved.
Greater awareness should equal greater integrity over time, and we may see the blinkers lifted from those who view drug based medicine, as the only way.