Thanks to RD for this...
"The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling."
"Drugs are tested by the people who manufacture them, in poorly designed
trials, on hopelessly small numbers of weird, unrepresentative patients"
If you are (or someone you know) taking any form of medication you should read this article by Ben Goldacre which is an expose of the deliberate actions taken by drug companies to hide bad test results or to deliberately test in favourable ways. The article forms part of his new book 'Bad Pharma' which is in the same vein as 'Bad Science'... and if you have not read that then you should,!!!
For further reading, Ben Goldacre recommends Testing Treatments ... here.
And, while you read...