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Friday, September 16, 2016

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

‘Conflict of interest ... is a cancer eating at the core of medical research,’ says Dr Kailash Chand

Medical research is fraught with incompetence, careerism and fraud. Conflict of interest ... is a cancer eating at the core of medical research,” Dr. Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, “who is an outspoken critic of what he regards as industry-driven hype surrounding statins” was quoted as saying in a Dec 2015 article published on the Daily Mail Online.

The more embedded the financial and other interests in the outcome of a study, the more likely the findings are going to be false.

“We need doctors to concentrate on research that matters to patients, not their careers or the advance of drug companies.”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:39 pm | [0] comments
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