Saturday, September 4, 2010

Forewarned is to forearmed

Pharma corruption of medical science by Beatrice Golomb

Beatrice Golomb highlights pharma corruption at the science network. She presents data from NIH, FDA and JAMA including a meta analysis which reveals that orchestrated pharma strategies disguise bad science to appear positive and certain. An example of multiple orchestration of conflict of interest, is Charles Nemeroff now sacked from Emory university.

Unfortunately the reaction by most working scientists to this manipulation is drawn out often with nothing happening. Shock first, a period of recovery followed by denial, then perhaps action years later. This gives pharma plenty of time to devise new manipulation strategies.

Drugs, Medical Politics, NH, Policy, Public Policy, This is Your Brain on Politics, politics

Beatrice Golomb is Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, best known for her work on Gulf War Illness (she has testified before Congress, her RAND reports have changed US policy, and she served as Scientific Director and Chief Scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses). She also heads the UC San Diego Statin Study group. Her work has engendered broad media interest, from The New York Times to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.

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