Beware the Hype of New Medical Studies
Here is the opening of the Julia Belluz article that's quoted below:
Julia Belluz is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering medicine and public health for Vox.com.
She brings back memories of why Gerald Bracey is so missed. We are in great need of debunker of education 'research.'
By Kevin Drum
Julia Belluz thinks the democratization of medical research may have gone too far:
The truth, Belluz says, is that virtually all initial studies of promising new therapies fail to pan out. Only 6 percent of new journal articles each year are well-designed and relevant enough to inform patient care. Of these, only a fraction end up in a product that successfully makes it to market.
Dr. Oz may be the face of bad medical advice, but the fact is that it's all around us. We're all desperate for curesÃ¢€"I'd certainly like to see one for multiple myelomaÃ¢€"but most of them just don't go anywhere. Belluz has more about the siren call of new miracle cures here.
Kevin Drum is a political blogger for Mother Jones.
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