How scientific is modern medicine really?

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How scientific is modern medicine really?

Postby Thomas » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:28 am

"Doctors today commonly assert that they practice "scientific medicine," and patients think that the medical treatments they receive are "scientifically proven." However, this ideal is a dream, not reality, and a clever and profitable marketing ruse, not fact."

Read the whole article by Dana Ullman:
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Postby Thomas » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:54 am

From the article:
The British Medical Journal's "Clinical Evidence" analyzed common medical treatments to evaluate which are supported by sufficient reliable evidence (BMJ, 2007). They reviewed approximately 2,500 treatments and found:

• 13 percent were found to be beneficial

• 23 percent were likely to be beneficial

• Eight percent were as likely to be harmful as beneficial

• Six percent were unlikely to be beneficial

• Four percent were likely to be harmful or ineffective.

• 46 percent were unknown whether they were efficacious or harmful
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Postby zap » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:14 pm

interesting article, thanks ... not into homeopathy, love science, but sadly it's pretty right on for western modern medicine.
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Postby tara97 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:02 pm

hmm everytime I walk into a doctors office, everytime, there is a stupid women in high heals with her briefcase full of samples of the latest drugs. I cough under my breath "drug pusher". it makes me ill cuz then the dotor trys to give that stuff to me. the funny thing is that if there is a side effect to be felt, you better believe I am the one who gets the worst of it. it wierd my uncle was a big wig chemical engineer at upjohn but his brother died of PP MS. MSers are too environmentally sensitive they should be very carful what scripts they take.
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