Good Science and Bad

Paul, Reid
March 2010
Pharmaceutical Representative;Mar2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p5
The author reflects on the profound damage caused by bad or misleading scientific investigation. He cites the 1998 medical study conducted by Andrew Wakefield on the association of autism to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The author believes that increased transparency for clinical studies should be encouraged to preserve the sanctity of their benefits to patients, physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry.


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