Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fools

After having quite a few drinks last night, Rob finally admitted to wearing these, when engaging in role playing games.


Anonymous Coward said...

Wow that was scalding. I agree there is a conflict of interrest, journals should not publish results of clinical trials only analyses. Results should be in a public database.

"Examples of Methods for Pharmaceutical Companies to Get the Results They Want from Clinical Trials


Conduct a trial of your drug against a treatment known to be inferior.

Trial your drugs against too low a dose of a competitor drug.

Conduct a trial of your drug against too high a dose of a competitor drug (making your drug seem less toxic).

Conduct trials that are too small to show differences from competitor drugs.

Use multiple endpoints in the trial and select for publication those that give favourable results.

Do multicentre trials and select for publication results from centres that are favourable.

Conduct subgroup analyses and select for publication those that are favourable.

Present results that are most likely to impress—for example, reduction in relative rather than absolute risk.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comment on the giant condom that I have to use. That is really the reason why I'm so poor. Those things are expensive.
Perhaps your comment belongs two posts above??