The illusion of Evidence-based Medicine, by Robert W. Malone

Robert Malone amply documents the pharmaceutical industry’s capture of the regulatory agencies, hospitals, academia, and the media and how it has warped beyond recognition the concept of evidence-based medicine. However, he doesn’t see how it stems from the government’s extensive involvement with the entire complex and his proposals amount to a feeble attempt to fix a system that’s broken beyond all repair. From Malone at

How the government stopped worrying and learned to love propaganda

In 1990, a paradigm shift occurred in the development of new medicines and treatments. An idea so big, that it was supposed to encompass the whole of medicine. It was to start initially at the level of pre-clinical and clinical trials and work all the way through the system to the care and management of individual patients. This new concept for how medicine would be developed and conducted is called evidence-based medicine (EBM). Evidence-based medicine was to provide a more rigorous foundation for medicine, one based on science and the scientific method. Truly, this was to be a revolution in medicine – a non-biased way of conducting medical research and treating patients.

Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine is “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.” The aim of EBM is to integrate the experience of the clinician, the values of the patient, and the best available scientific information to guide decision-making about clinical management.

So, what the hell happened?

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One response to “The illusion of Evidence-based Medicine, by Robert W. Malone

  1. Sounds very familiar to me.


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