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The Peer Review "Fig Leaf": Vera Hassner Sharav

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    While the chief of the US National Institute of Mental Health this week stopped short of saying scientists are corrupt because of their ties to industry, as AP reported -- Vera Hassner Sharav does not give scientists a similar pass, partly because the testimonies she organized on unethical research on the mentally ill before the National Bioethics Advisory Committee in 1997 led to the shut down of 29 clinical trials at NIMH. Hassner Sharav is founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, a public interest watch dog group based in New York that aims to "unlock the walls of secrecy in biomedical research and to bring accountability to that endeavor"... http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1004/S00011.htm
     
  2. Mithriel

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    It was pointed out to me recently that medical research is not the same as scientific research and is not done in the same way though they pretend it is.

    You see that in the ME/CFS research. They do not seem able to grasp the concept of positive and negative controls and why you need them.

    Plus all the other things wrong as well. Science may be going the same way, but medicine got there first and is showing the way.

    Mithriel
     

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