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Medical journals may need radical rethink

Medical journals may need radical rethink

作者:滕喷拣  时间:2019-03-02 02:10:02  人气:

MEDICAL journals have become little more than marketing tools for the pharmaceutical industry, says Richard Smith, former editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal. And he has a drastic solution: journals should stop publishing the results of clinical trials and criticise them instead. Most trials are paid for by companies, and Smith says they have become adept at ensuring that the results are favourable. The tricks range from simply asking the “right” questions to making sure the doses of any rival drug are too low or too high,