Jerome Burne

“Evidence based medicine” should, surely, mean all drugs have been rigorously tested.  But after 20 years as a health journalist I’m still shocked at how evidence for harm can be hidden and evidence for benefit boosted.

We are all being encouraged to take more responsibility for our own health and many of us would like to use non-drug treatments and life-style changes as well.  But gathering evidence that it works is more complicated. Even when it is there it can be ignored.

This is the place to check for cases where the evidence is lacking or has been fudged and to discuss what needs to be done to make it better.

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