I didn’t know how deep this deception went, so this video opened my eyes a little further. Honestly, it seems like what ever the government, its organisations and systems touch can’t be trusted.
In this Ted Talk by Dr. Ben Goldacre, he shares his experience with finding studies to help him prescribe drugs to his patients. The bias publication of such studies is the topic and focusses on the positive studies being published and the studies with negative impacts to human health not being published.
Description of Talk
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.
Shockingly, this talk was given in 2012. What are the chances this practice has changed?
To watch the 13-minute video, go to TED Talks: What doctors don’t know about drugs they prescribe.