Date of publication: 2017-09-01 15:22
In almost two-thirds of these cases, the results omitted concerns over potential harmful effects. Independent researchers were just as prone to bias as those funded by industry.
There’s some data showing there are fewer opioid overdoses in states that have legalized medical marijuana, though that data doesn’t prove causation between the two.
In more than half of the trials examined, discrepancies were found between the original aims of the study and those finally reported. Such changes are in direct contravention of official guidelines on trials. Despite this, not one trial report made clear that the original aims of the research had been altered.
8775 The reporting of trial outcomes is not only frequently incomplete but also biased and inconsistent with protocols, 8776 said the team. 8775 Published articles, as well as reviews that incorporate them, may therefore be unreliable and overestimate the benefits of an intervention. 8776
“When a plane crashes, we don’t say this is confidential proprietary information the airline company owns. We consider this part of public safety. Hospitals should be held to the same standards,” Makary said.
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The easiest way is through observational studies, where researchers interview people about their use of the drug and other topics they’re interested in.
“We can’t compare apples to apples. We don’t really know how the products people are using for real, how that compares to the science that’s being done on a very low THC content,” Wilson said.
Background: Chronic conditions in the United States are among the most costly and preventable of all health problems. Research suggests health coaching is an effective strategy for reducing health ris.
The yellow-green glow from this summer’s fireflies teased my kids across the yard. Max and Stella zigzagged the grass, occasionally jumping into the air to cup a firefly in their hands and then proudly shouting, “I got one!”
Some WSU researchers are working on projects like this, looking at questions like how the children of mothers who smoke marijuana during pregnancy fare or how effective Department of Health campaigns to discourage children from using the drug are.
And he especially can’t bring people into his lab, give some of them a local marijuana strain, some oxycodone and some a placebo and see how each group’s pain changes as a result.