Evidence-Based Medicine Needs All Trials Published

I have an analytical nature and appreciate evidence-based decisions, especially when it comes to health, wellness, and medicine. Modern medicine has made amazing strides forward, but human beings are so hard to study in the wild that, in many ways, medicine remains an art as well as a science.

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Jabir ibn Hayyan (aka Geber), considered the “father of chemistry” in the late 8th century, introduced a scientific and experimental approach to alchemy. Wikipedia (public domain in US)

Science needs information to progress and when information is withheld, suppressed, or ignored because it is disappointing, progress slows. When medical trials are not published, the lost information can set us back, and in medicine that can hurt people in an immediate way. That’s why I’ve been watching http://www.alltrials.net/, a European effort to require all human trials to be published, even if the results make the sponsors unhappy. Their web page says:

“It’s time all clinical trial results are reported.

Patients, researchers, pharmacists, doctors and regulators everywhere will benefit from publication of clinical trial results…

Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered.

Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated….

Europe voted for clinical trial transparency 2nd April 2014. It’s soon going to be the law in Europe that drug clinical trials are publicly registered and results reported.”

Especially when government funds are involved, I think this should be a requirement; but faithfulness to science should lead all trials to be published. I hope this idea will spread.

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6 thoughts on “Evidence-Based Medicine Needs All Trials Published

  1. Hello, I have some very important information for you, if you would, please share it with as many people as you can as soon as possible.

    No Well Water is safe or suitable for animal consumption or plant growth, Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the earths crust, and water obtained from the ground will be contaminated with very high levels of Fluorides (fluorine + a positive ion). One small glass of Well Water, on average, contains the Fluoride equivalent of one pea sized dab of Fluoridated Toothpaste, this is about 0.7 parts per million of fluoride, however, any amount of fluoride exposure is incredibly harmful for all biological life.

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      • Yeah that’s a great map but it highlights more than 2 time’s the 0.7ppm/pea sized dab of fluoridated toothpaste example I gave, more importantly it isn’t very accurate as it only shows large clusters, take the entire small state of new Hampshire for example here: http://www.fluoridealert.org/wp-content/pesticides/levels/new.hampshire.html

        thank you for getting well water info out at any rate, i don’t think my info was that long personally, people read useless books (bible for example) everyday, i hope you didn’t leave out anything to important but thats still fine if you did.. ❤ pointing people in the right direction is needed.

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        • I’m glad you raised the subject – people who use well water can’t simply rely on the government to do their testing – we rural folk must be more self-sufficient than city-dwellers. But your State drinking water quality agency may have analyses of water close to you or in the same aquifer you could review. New Mexico offers some free water testing at health fairs and similar events – if your State does, too, you may be able to get free tests. But even if you pay for testing, it’s worth it to know you are safe.

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          • well, most of these well water tests, that are conducted for free at fairs for example, do not test in the parts per million that i am discussing, which is around 0.7, and 0.7 ppm of fluoride, in a small glass of well water, is the same amount of fluoride that you would find a pea sized dab of fluoridated tooth paste.

            and generally speaking, most of the time you will find much more fluoride in a well water than 0.7ppm, some parts of texas, for example, have up to 12 ppm of fluoride in rural areas that do not filter fluorides this high, people pumping water out of the ground in these areas are incredibly in danger.

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            • I looked up the EPA’s standard: 4ppm maximum; and they list bone disease as a consequence of long-term over-exposure. I worked as an environmental engineer, so I realize EPA standards are as much about politics as science. But 12 ppm is definitley way over.

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