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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: wow,lets see if we hear any more about it...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hope this "grows legs" and gets continent wide coverage. Perhaps people wearing blinkers will figure out they've been duped.</div>
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Well, we know Montel won't be having a show on it now that he's been recently placed on pharma's payroll. Hopefully Imus will start doing his thing.
 

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I'm just going to put this out there in the interest of full disclosure -- we talk so much about how the government & pharma are entertwined and have their own agendas, but the group behind this study does as well.<br><br>
The American Association of Physicians & Surgeons is a far-right offshoot of the American Medical Association. They have come out numerous times saying that vax should not be mandatory. They do not support abortion & encourage their members to oppose illegal immigration. The journal this study was published in does not have the same peer-review standards that journals like the Lancet, or NEJM do.<br><br>
So I think it's interesting that they are using the government's own numbers and I hope that it's true that the incidence of autism & its spectrum disorders are decreasing, but I don't think this study is necessarily going to change any minds.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The journal this study was published in does not have the same peer-review standards that journals like the Lancet, or NEJM do.</div>
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Of course it doesn't have the same standards . . . it's probably the only organization whose hands aren't wedged in pharma's cookie jar.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Of course it doesn't have the same standards . . . it's probably the only organization whose hands aren't wedged in pharma's cookie jar.</div>
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Medical Journals and Pharmaceutical Companies: Uneasy Bedfellows<br><a href="http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/326/7400/1202" target="_blank">http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/conte.../326/7400/1202</a>
 

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<i><b>Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies</b><br><br>
"Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies," argues Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ and now Chief Executive of UnitedHealth Europe, in a provocative essay published in the open access international health journal PLoS Medicine (<a href="http:" target="_blank">www.plosmedicine.org)</a>.<br><br>
The most conspicuous example of <b>medical journals'</b> <b>dependence on the pharmaceutical industry is the substantial income from drug advertisements</b>, but Smith believes that this is "the least corrupting form of dependence," since the ads are "there for all to see and criticize."<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The much bigger problem</span>, he argues, lies with journals publishing clinical trials funded by industry. <b>"For a drug company a favourable trial is worth thousands of pages of advertising, which is why a company will sometimes spend upwards of a million dollars on reprints of the trial for worldwide distribution."</b> Unlike ads, readers see these trials as the highest form of evidence, says Smith.</i><br><br><br>
I could direct you to dozens of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">recent</span>, similarly written articles . . . from The Washington Post and New York Times to the "Name Your Town" Gazette.<br><br>
So - since we're posting in the interest of full disclosure . . .
 
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