He recently spoke on the subject at TEDMED. Check it out here:
He talks about the publication bias in favour of positive trials – such that ‘only freaks get published’. Highlighting examples such as reboxetine and oseltamivir (tamiflu) he shows that publication bias is a cancer eating at the heart of evidence-based medicine. Goldacre asks all to call for the mandatory publication of all drug trials ever performed to fix this disastrous situation.
Count me in.
Hat tip to @amcunningham for the link.
- Ben Goldacre in the Guardian — The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal