If it’s the former, then you are entitled and even upright about it; but in case you are trying to deride the method itself then I am afraid that your argument is a weak one. you didn’t notice this: Even this information bringing to light the despicable act of manipulating trials to show the desired end results, was a result of another study ! Even the fact that there were some unscrupulous practices going on was found out because of the rigorous, unyielding and unbiased methods of science.
In dermatology evidence is found only in 28 per cent of published studies.
All molecular biology companies come with an offer to give authorship if we buy their equipment for our laboratory! How can that equate to “Evidence Based Scientific Medicine is flawed”? And let me reassure you that the inherent, self-correcting methods of science will iron out the flaws in due course of time.
Doesn’t that mean that most molecular biology studies are prototype and try to find out how what is known fits into their study? Haven’t you heard of drugs being recalled, for example?
There is a regulatory body, and perhaps there may be evil, corrupt individuals in those. It still gives fairly good understanding for all basic purposes. (journalofcosmology.com/Quantum Consciousness106.html) Human molecules communicate with one another which can now be documented through the photon lights emitted from each DNA. Notions of “quantum consciousness” have been debunked. “Human molecules communicate with one another which can now be documented through the photon lights emitted from each DNA.” What?! Then what about the molecules in an inanimate object? You are credulous to the core, and I hope you learn some critical thinking skills. All the progress everywhere is exactly because of this. A new evidence base that you are advocating is indeed worthwhile.
But have you ever wondered why they still keep talking in terms of RCTs, etc? The key remains not in deriding the method but in educating the doctors and the consumers about how to assess claims and analyze the research methodologies. Modern medicine has forgotten the essence of illness care which is basically strengthening the terrain. Where exactly has ‘modern medicine’ forgotten the essence of illness care and strengthening the terrain? What exactly does “strengthening the immune system” mean? All that they had was a defunct concept involving such chimerical entities such as Vata, Pita & Kapha! One is healthy when one has a) enthusiasm to work and b) enthusiasm for being compassionate.
I hope you are aware and have not forgotten about the field called “Preventive & Social Medicine”. It’s easy to say such things, but what is their understanding of the immune system? Do you have any literature of the so called “Ancient Wisdom” that actually explains the immune system of the body and methods to strengthen it? One of the ancient exercises could be the most potent modern medicine, a daily walk if one is not a physical labourer. How do you think do we know these things confidently unless we apply the methods of science?After 25 years follow-up of one of the largest-ever studies of risk factors (which are being sold to the gullible public day in, day out as silent killers), the MRFIT study (Multiple Risk Factor Interventional Trial) observed that: “In conclusion, we have shown that it is possible to apply an intensive long-term intervention program against three coronary risk factors, high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking with considerable success in terms of risk factor changes.The overall results do not show a beneficial effect on CHD or total mortality from this multiple risk factors intervention trial.No wonder people tried to come up with all kinds of “alternatives”.Evidence Based Scientific Medicine (EBSM) has marched on tremendously in the past 100 years to be entirely different from what these gentlemen knew at their times as “medicine”. Is there any uncertainty about what causes Malaria? Or what is the reason for Down’s syndrome or the fact that Rickets is caused by Vitamin D deficiency, or that Nyctalopia (Night blindnesss) is caused by Vitamin A deficiency?If that were so, this one from Voltaire would take the cake: “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” Again, just imagine what was the level of advancement of “medicine” during Voltaire’s times, viz. Even assuming it is built on loose sand, that doesn’t mean you start questioning its basic principles.