For several hours on July 12, 2016, a group of 33 people in New York City were in a "zombie-like" state: staring blankly, moving and responding to medics slowly, and occasionally groaning. This bizarre spectacle was the result of a very bad trip on a synthetic cannabinoid that Reddit users have called "out of this world potent."
Question: Should researchers even participate in a study, if the potential exists that the results they collect can benefit the company or industry that employs them?
This thought immediately comes to mind after reading the conclusion of a newly-released examination comparing the protective benefits of sunscreen and umbrella shade. We ask this because shouldn't one of the primary goals of any scientific study be that purposeful efforts are taken to minimize conflicts of interest, along with other factors that may cast doubt on the conclusions?
Will "Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease" change behavior the way "obesity" could not?
As the nation gears up for today's inauguration of the 45th President Donald J. Trump of the United States, sadly, the Bushes will be unable to be in attendance. In an all too common turn of events, former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara were admitted to the same hospital for respiratory issues-- pneumonia and bronchitis, respectively.
McKesson Corporation has been repeatedly fined for failing to report suspicious opioid orders, a requirement for all participants in the opioid 'supply change' managed by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Why? This is not the corporate citizenship and stewardship they claim and there is little we can do about it.
A third vaccine against herpes has entered the race and has gotten some rave reviews for its protection of guinea pigs. But it didn't so well in monkeys. Which is more important? Testing in humans will decide, but the answer won't be known for about two years.