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Bad science blocks access to life saving technology

Jane Orient, William Briggs, Bobby Scott, Hermann Berg

Jane Orient, M.D., managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Bobby Scott, scientist emeritus at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, William Briggs, Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell, Hermann W. Berg, M.D.: “Science” is said to be dictating “evidence-based” policy with far-reaching effects on American life. “Evidence-based medicine,” which is largely applied epidemiology, supports the “guidelines” that increasingly dictate medical treatment. Its flaws are so serious that even its former ardent proponents are beginning to recognize that it is in crisis,