Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Fascinating Guardian reference today to the Sackett and Oxman paper on Harlot plc and how to rig Pharmaceuticals trials to produce the results Drugs Companies want. The procedures just have too many good (ie awful) parallels with Normal Political Discourse. For example one of the 'Step Bias' services is 'Mini-Max manipulation of your competitors products", which involves giving insufficient (Mini) doses of competitive products accompanied by scary (Max) warnings about their (but not your) products side effects and toxicity.

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