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Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why. - 0 views

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    The fact that an increasing number of medications are unable to beat sugar pills has thrown the industry into crisis. It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger. Why are inert pills suddenly overwhelming promising new drugs and established medicines alike? Pharma doesn't know, and drugmakers are realizing they need to fully understand the mechanisms behind it so they can design trials that differentiate more clearly between the beneficial effects of their products and the body's innate ability to heal itself. special task force of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health is seeking to stem the crisis by quietly undertaking one of the most ambitious data-sharing efforts in the history of the drug industry.
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Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice | Institute of Medici... - 1 views

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    Downloadable slideshows from this November 2007 conference. For report PDFs: (1) http://is.gd/3AoNu (2) http://is.gd/3AoXG
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Medical News: Study Finds Flaws in Trial Registration, Selective Reporting - 0 views

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    Fewer than half of all clinical trials recently published in journals with high impact factors are adequately registered, and about a third of those that are registered properly show discrepancies between the registered primary outcome and the one that actually gets reported.
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Red Wine Drug (Resveratrol) Shows Proof It Combats Aging | GlaxoSmithKline Buys Its Mak... - 0 views

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    Resveratol, found in red wine (etc.) stimulates the SIRT1 gene, which is linked to extended health + lifespan in rodents. Sitris was able to replicate those results in humans. The resveratol formula stimulates the same gene that 'calorie-restricted' diets do. Sitris also found it reduces blood glucose in diabetic patients...But small trial, short duration...
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