Saturday, 24 July 2010

Avandia and cheque-book science

Getting a pharmaceutical drug to market is a costly business for the Big Pharma companies. They have to withold RCT evidence. And they have to pay scientists to 'interpret' the evidence fo RCTs so that it is 'favourable' to the drug, and drug company profits.

The health and safety of the patient comes no-where in this sordid scenario.

Again, this is not new news. Vested interests, and the involvement of science within those vested interests are well known. For the whole, sordid process of how science fails to protect patients, see

Medical Science. The failure to protect.

If you have asthma, try homeopathy! It's more effective, its safer, and it is a lot less expensive.