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We need more science in health care

We need more science in health care

"Science is the best thing that has happened to human beings, and well-conducted research is key for securing and enhancing the future of mankind" — so says Dr. John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine, health research and statistics at Stanford University.

Dr. Ioannidis' says this, even though he also believes — rightly — that most clinical research regarding medicines, tests and procedures is misleading and erroneous. His talk at the Lown Institute in 2016 summarizes the flaws of medical research that is overwhelmingly financed by corporations that profit from positive outcomes and researchers who are rewarded by...