En el artículo anterior de esta serie, hablé de los estudios en el área de influencia de los transgénicos. Por supuesto los devotos del Establishment Científico no hacen distingos tan sutiles. Para ellos El Estudio no tiene fronteras. Pero para presentar el mayor detalle posible, me voy a referir a estudios en otras ramas de la medicina y cuyos resultados convienen a otras ramas de la industria.
"In light of new evidence that has emerged clearing Dr Wakefield of the allegations that he fabricated study data involving MMR vaccines and symptoms of autism, Dr Wakefield is now publicly demanding a retraction from the British Medical Journal and author Brian Deer. Documents just made public reveal that another medical research team which included a senior pathologist independently documented evidence of a possible MMR vaccine - autism link 14 months before Dr Wakefield's paper first appears in The Lancet -- based on several of the same children appearing in Dr Wakefield's study.
The British Medical Journal also failed to disclose that its own finances are largely funded by vaccine manufacturers who fill the journal with paid advertising, and that such financial ties may have influenced the journal's decision to attempt to destroy the reputation of a researcher whose findings threatened the profits of its top sponsors. If you follow the money in this story, in other words, it leads right to the editors of BMJ, whose salaries are effectively financed by vaccine manufacturers. This all-important conflict of interest is almost never discussed in the mainstream media, by the way." Referencia
"Follow the money" es un adagio en inglés que es cierto en prácticamente el 100% de los casos. Aquí vemos el mismo conflicto de intereses que ya mencioné en el artículo anterior: cómo estar bien con Dios y con el Diablo al mismo tiempo. Y resulta que el BMJ es el Nature de la profesión médica. O en palabras de una amiga mía, "es palabra sagrada lo que se publica ahí". Puede ser todo lo sagrada que quieran. El problema es su veracidad.
"It's being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben, a former member of Pfizer's speakers' bureau, has agreed to plead guilty to faking dozens of research studies that were published in medical journals.
He was also fired from his job at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. after an internal audit there found that Dr. Reuben had been faking research data for 13 years.
As a result of Dr. Reuben's faked studies, the peer-reviewed medical journal Anesthesia & Analgesia was forced to retract 10 "scientific" papers authored by Reuben. The Day of London reports that 21 articles written by Dr. Reuben that appear in medical journals have apparently been fabricated, too, and must be retracted.
Pay special attention to the fact that the Anesthesia & Analgesia medical journal gladly published Dr. Reuben's faked studies even though this journal claims to be a "scientific" medical journal based on peer review." Referencia
El autor de el artículo citado hace comentarios muy importantes:
"Don't forget that the drug companies openly supported Dr. Scott Reuben's research. They paid him, in fact, to keep on fabricating studies.
The drug companies claim to be innocent in all this, but behind the scenes they had to have known what was going on. Dr. Reuben's research was just too consistently favorable to drug company interests to be scientifically legitimate. If a drug company wanted to "prove" that their drug was good for some new application, all they had to do was ask Dr. Reuben to come up with the research (wink wink). "Here's another fifty thousand dollars to study whether our drug is good for post-surgical pain (wink).""
"Reuters London reports that Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel, who worked at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, has confessed to falsifying research studies on numerous occasions. Blaming the fact that he felt constant pressure to "score points, to publish, to always have to be better," Stapel fudged data and basically made up studies, which were later peer-reviewed and published in reputable journals like Science.
Los devotos del Establishment Científico creen que en el mágico reino de Descartes, el dinero no vale. No es posible, dicen, falsificar la aprobación de los colegas, ni "probar" cosas que son dudosas o aún completamente falsas. Y, supongo, también creen que la industria les regala carretadas de dinero por pura admiración y devoción.
Y saben y defienden que los estudios cuestan millones de USD pero ni se les ocurre pensar de dónde vienen esos millones y qué se espera a cambio.