What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs They Prescribe

Science,Social Science — Zac Townsend @ November 3, 2012 9:20 am

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 impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

It might seem less disturbing, but the same could be said about our knowledge about education, social science, housing, etc...


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