Dr. Malhotra: ‘Ill-informed doctors and poor research are harming patients’

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The healthcare system is facing a crisis of trust, writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, as ‘financial interest continues to trump what’s best for patients’.

Bias in research is now a massive problem which contributes to unnecessary deaths and harm across the globe:

Between 2009 and 2014, the industry received fines totalling $13bn for criminal behaviour that included illegal marketing of drugs, hiding data on harms and manipulation of results. As pointed out in a recent BMJ editorial “few systematic changes have occurred to prevent such problems occurring again”.

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One Comment

  1. Tim H
    Whew! That's called straight shooting! Malhotra pulls no punches. Every paragraph has something startling to say. This is a more than worthy follow up to Fung's "Medical bias and how it impacts the treatment you receive" yesterday, itself excellent. And thanks to Diet Doctor for keeping the spotlight on the most basic of all problems of our time: The truth vs money problem.

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