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94 Percent of Medication Not Supported by High-Quality Evidence, Harms Underreported: Study

re: ethics in medicine
re: risk assessment
re: follow the money
re: The Epoch Times

Sounds about right. I would have guessed 85% to 90%.

Referencing: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Volume 148 August 2022: Most healthcare interventions tested in Cochrane Reviews are not effective according to high quality evidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The Epoch Times: 94 Percent of Medication Not Supported by High-Quality Evidence, Harms Underreported: Study

2022-06-19

Less than 6 percent of medical drugs have high-quality evidence to support their benefits, according to a recent study by the University of Oxford.

The study found that, of the 1,567 eligible medications tested within Cochrane Reviews from 2008 to 2021, more than 94 percent weren’t supported by high-quality evidence.

Cochrane Reviews is a British international charitable organization that has made a name for itself by conducting systematic reviews. Essentially, the organization will look at a large number of studies and analyze them to formulate conclusions about whatever the area of study was, from treatments for cancer to the effects of different vitamins.

...

“It is particularly worrying that the harms of healthcare interventions are rarely quantified,” Dr. Jeremy Howick, one of the co-authors of the study, wrote in The Conversation.

“For a doctor or patient to decide whether to use a treatment, they need to know whether the benefits outweigh the harms. If the harms are inadequately measured, an ‘informed choice’ is not possible.”

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A 2020 U.S. study published in JAMA also indicated the problem of medications being approved without rigorous testing, and then causing harm. The study examined drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration from 1983 to 2018 and found that while the number of novel biologics approved increased, the FDA’s review period decreased.

...Dr. David Light from Harvard University argued in a 2014 article that the majority of newly approved drugs bring little to no improvement, with 1 in 5 new prescriptions causing severe adverse events. At the same time, pharmaceutical prices for new drugs have soared with drug median release prices growing 85 times higher from 2008 to 2022.

Potential harms should be measured with the same rigor as potential benefits,” Howick concluded. “The evidence-based medicine community is correct to continue calling for higher-quality research, and also justified in their skepticism that high-quality evidence for medical treatments is common or even improving.”

WIND: there you have it: risk management is NOT a thing when it comes to medicine. Fake news and now fake medicine.

You are a milch cow for Big Pharma 94% of the time. It’s all big business and you are the grist for the pill mill.

Follow the money. It will rarely if ever fail you for understanding reality, though scoundrels and crooks go to great pains to camouflage their activities.Always there behind the curtain to be found. It applies to drugs, and it definitely applies to gravy trains like COVID vaccines.

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