Dr. Mercola – How Biased Research Drives Your Health Care

The gold standard for modern medicine is the double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized trial. But there are serious problems with many published studies, unknown to most, but acknowledged by researchers.

The modern medical paradigm revolves around two words: scientifically proven. It is this phrase that public health agencies, physicians and researchers use to promote their products.

Scientists can easily set up a study that shows a drug is effective for a very limited period of time. Unfortunately, the process of scientific study and research has been masterfully orchestrated to create the perception of science while being heavily manipulated.

I believe the scientific method works when it’s applied appropriately and executed in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner. However, this has not been the case with many studies. Publication bias, or the practice of selectively publishing results that serve an agenda, is a serious flaw that affects your health care.

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