July 18, 2005
The Science of Medical Science
Here's a study published in JAMA that confirms what we all know: initial research on medical treatments sometimes oversells the efficacy of the treatment and is not confirmed by subsequent study. But -- it is likely to be volleyed about as evidence that we can't trust scientists. Link: Contradicted and Initially Stronger Effects in Highly Cited Clinical Research, July 13, 2005.
Of course, the NIH consulting scandal didn't help! 44 NIH researchers violated consulting ethics rules
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