Mastering the Art of Drug Unswallowing

The makers of Actonel lied about study results. One writer shares his frustration with drug company deception.

There's a must-read opinion piece by Stephen Strauss on the problem of biased evidence in the pharmaceutical world and how P & G, the makers of osteoporosis drug Actonel, fudged the data on a study of the effectiveness of the drug. I love his idea of the wish to master "the art of drug unswallowing."

Ah, you think as the water flushes the supposedly healing pharmaceutical down your throat, good to know that there must be unbiased evidence that taking it is good for me.

Nice belief. But if you had been at a recent lecture at the University of Toronto you might well have also wished you had mastered the art of drug unswallowing.

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