This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study

“This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study,” by Julia Belluz, Vox.

In 2003, researchers writing in the American Journal of Medicine discovered something that should change how you think about medical news. They looked at 101 studies published in top scientific journals between 1979 and 1983 that claimed a new therapy or medical technology was very promising. Only five, they found out, made it to market within a decade. Only one (ACE inhibitors, a pharmaceutical drug) was still extensively used at the time of their publication.

One.

But you’d never know that from reading the press.

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