Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by taniaaust1, Dec 1, 2012.
Thank you for this Tania. As Angela Kennedy points out in her book, (almost?) no psychopsychiatric research is or can be Gold Standard. How do you double blind an RCT like that? The researchers will know which is the control, and so will the patients. So the "Gold Standard" is really a "Lead Standard" and spin is used to promote it as gold.
This is certainly not unique to medical reporting. As far as I'm concerned, the only reason to follow mainstream media reports on anything is to get a general idea of what the establishment propaganda machine is currently promoting. To understand what is really happening requires an understanding of history, careful followup, and analysis. Sometimes I can do that. Sometimes I can't.
Most folks don't have the time, inclination, and jaundiced eye required. It's not their fault. They're too exhausted from spinning that hamster wheel...
It really is looking like two layers of medicine happening now - those who quietly come into to research and aid those bent on personal glory regardless.
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