What Doctors Don’t Know About the Drugs They Prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this TED Talk, Dr Ben Goldacre asserts that Publication Bias — the practice of selectively publishing trial results that serve an agenda — represents a “systematic flaw of the scientific basis of medicine,” He calls it “a cancer at the core of evidence-based medicine” and explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous. Important TED talk as he exposes what is happening in medical research which undermines and contradicts everything modern medicine prides itself in.

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