Today's Wall Street Journal has a (front page in the print edition) article that nicely summarizes some cases of a "Worrisome Ailment in Medicine: Misleading Journal Articles." It includes such cases as the controlled trial of Celebrex that included only six-month data (when the twelve-month data failed to show a benefit). As Jeffrey Drazen, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine put it, editors have "found themselves playing a game of hide-and-seek," including "experiences where authors tried to pitch it, where they were telling you the good news and not the bad."
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Professionalism is not a stable trait - In my work as an academic medicine education specialist, and, perhaps more importantly, in my experience as a patient, I have observed time and time again ...
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