posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 12:12 PM
reply to post by luciddream
I assure you, it is not I who created the title, but the article author. And he is pumping for an initiative of his design to address the assertion
(which I find most alarming) The majority of reported biomedical research cannot be replicated!
For some this issue seems to be about fidelity to the scientific method as we are taught to understand it. Not so for others who appear to recognize
the "use" to which authoritative sounding words like "university research" and "research data indicates."
The truth is the expedient results are those clung to, marketing takes care of the rest. When the pharmaceutical companies of decades past realized
that their 'carte blanche' to charge whatever they want for their products might come under some form of regulation, their solution was to buy up all
the hospitals they could... and slowly starve the smaller ones left behind.
Prescription drugs began to be nationally advertised on commercial television, and suddenly, doctors were featured in lengthy TV shows.. sometimes
their own shows.
Perhaps we are blinded by the glitz of the media presentations.... and exploiting "bad" science is by no means limited to medicine... but few
industries benefit quite so much from it as they. even the doctor's are subject to being "sold" on research they take for granted as "good."
The dissenters are amusing, but I am afraid they are the voices many seem to want to hear. No one like the idea that disparate research (poorly
executed to begin with) can be conglomerated and used to make a point which is far from sound... and then featured on numerous media outlets as
edit on 20-9-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)