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Items published during the years 2000 to 2009

There are 14385 items in the Healthy Skepticism Library that were published during the years 2000 to 2009.

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HSL16858
Former Johnson & Johnson exec charged in Britain
Business Week 2009 Dec 1
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9CAI8VG0.htm

HSL16871
Goldstein J
How a Decades-Old Drug Is Still a Patented Blockbuster
The Wall Street Journal Blog 2009 Dec 1
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/12/01/how-a-decades-old-drug-is-still-a-patented-blockbuster/

HSL16932
Hall DV, Jones SC, Iverson DC
Content analysis of disease awareness advertisements in popular Australian women's magazines
Med J Aust 2009 Dec 1; 191:(11/12):625-629
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/191_11_071209/hal10631_fm.html

HSL17198
López Hidalgo MJ, Aguado Gómez A, Sánchez Ruiz M, García-Moreno Rodríguez G, Alejandre Lázaro G.
[How are the websites of pharmaceutical companies directed at users?]
Aten Primaria 2009 Dec 1;
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19959257

HSL17199
Price DW, Raebel MA, Conner DA, Wright LA, Carroll NM.
Pharmaceuticals from development to practice: learnings from an online curriculum.
Am J Manag Care 2009 Dec 1; 15:(12):e109-14
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19954269

HSL17200
Vitry AI.
Does direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising do more harm than good?
Ann Intern Med 2009 Dec 1; 151:(11):823-4
http://www.annals.org/content/151/11/823.4.long

HSL17484
Renckens CNM
In the Interest of All Who Value Their Purse and Their Health
Dutch Society Against Quackery 2009 Dec 1; 32:(4):343-348
http://ehp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/32/4/343

HSL16820
The Differing Views Of Using Social Media In Pharma
Life Science Leader Magazine 2009 Dec
http://www.lifescienceleader.com/index.php?option=com_jambozine&layout=article&view=page&aid=3922

HSL16921
Atkinson JDM, Jones R
Intellectual property and its role in the pharmaceutical industry
Future Medicinal Chemistry 2009 Dec; 1:(9):1547-1550
www.future-science.com/doi/full/10.4155/fmc.09.138

HSL16922
Mintzes B, Mangin D
Opinion: Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines: a counter argument
Future Medicinal Chemistry 2009 Dec; 1:(9):1555-1560
www.future-science.com/doi/full/10.4155/fmc.09.136

HSL16960
Kennedy MS.
If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
Am J Nurs 2009 Dec; 109:(12):7
http://pt.wkhealth.com/pt/re/lwwgateway/landingpage.htm;jsessionid=LQGJ0vvkQvM2lp0DDMkV0kPBmTmKpRfm4wJGhnQJ4KMqVNFGtHvG!797288596!181195629!8091!-1?issn=0002-936X&volume=109&issue=12&spage=7

HSL17134
Abraham J.
Partial progress: governing the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS, 1948-2008.
J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Dec; 34:(6):931-77
http://jhppl.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/34/6/931?view=long&pmid=20018987

HSL17160
Lupton JR.
Scientific substantiation of claims in the USA: focus on functional foods.
Eur J Nutr 2009 Dec; 48:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/b4h17702u832284u/

HSL18282
Muller N.
The age of social media and marketing--for sale: incontinence drugs and devices.
Ostomy Wound Manage 2009 Dec; 55:(12):23
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20560226

HSL16819
Consumers Pay Little or No Attention to Drug Company's Advertised Risk Disclosures, Latest Under the Skin Study from ORC Guideline Finds
Pharma Live 2009 Nov 30
http://pharmalive.com/news/index.cfm?articleID=669780

HSL16857
Heisel W
The Mittleman Files, Part 2: Just another day on the ghostwriting assembly line
Reporting on Health: Antidote: New Ways to Investigate Untold Health Stories 2009 Nov 30
http://www.reportingonhealth.org/blogs/mittleman-files-part-2-just-another-day-ghostwriting-assembly-line

HSL16870
Consumers Pay Little or No Attention to Drug Company’s Advertised Risk Disclosures, Latest Under the Skin Study from ORC Guideline Finds
Opinion Research Corporation 2009 Nov 30
http://www.opinionresearch.com/fileSave/Under_the_Skin_11_30FINAL.pdf

HSL16874
Mundy A
How Industry Spends $1 Billion a Year on Continuing Medical Ed.
The Wall Street Journal Blog 2009 Nov 30
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/11/13/how-industry-spends-1-billion-a-year-on-continuing-medical-ed/

HSL16886
Poses RM
How Industry Views the Research It Sponsors
Health Care Renewal Blog 2009 Nov 30
http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-industry-views-research-it-sponsors.html

HSL16817
Lawton V
Is the conflict of interest unacceptable when drug companies conduct trials on their own drugs? No
BMJ 2009 Nov 29; 339:
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/nov27_1/b4953

HSL16818
Goldacre B
Is the conflict of interest unacceptable when drug companies conduct trials on their own drugs? Yes
BMJ 2009 Nov 29; 339:
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/nov27_1/b4949

HSL16821
Jack A
The fall of the world’s best-selling drug
The Finanical Times 2009 Nov 28
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d0f7af5c-d7e6-11de-b578-00144feabdc0.html

HSL16816
Davidson R
Are Big Pharma and the PDUFA to Blame for Healthcare Mess?
OpEdNews 2009 Nov 27
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Are-Big-Pharma-and-the-PDU-by-Robert-Davidson-091126-534.html

HSL16888
Poses RM
More Evidence for Suppression of Research: the Case of Lamictal for Depression
Health Care Renewal Blog 2009 Nov 27
http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2009/11/more-evidence-for-suppression-of.html

HSL16890
Brody H
Another Example of Spin in Published Results of Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials
Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma 2009 Nov 27
http://brodyhooked.blogspot.com/2009/11/another-example-of-spin-in-published.html

HSL16804
Ecuador overrides 2,000 pharma patents
PM Live 2009 Nov 26
http://www.pmlive.com/find_an_article/allarticles/categories/General/2009/october/news/ecuador_overrides_2,000_pharma_patents

HSL16815
Song F, Parekh-Bhurke S, Hooper L, Loke YK, Ryder JJ, Sutton AJ, Hing CB, Harvey I
Extent of publication bias in different categories of research cohorts: a meta-analysis of empirical studies
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009 Nov 26; 9:(79):
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/9/79/abstract

HSL16861
Leach B
Boots: 'we sell homeopathic remedies because they sell, not because they work'
The Daily Telegraph 2009 Nov 26
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/6658864/Boots-we-sell-homeopathic-remedies-because-they-sell-not-because-they-work.html

HSL16832
Silverman E
A Petition To Keep Pfizer Exec Off Canadian Board
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 25
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/a-petition-to-keep-pfizer-exec-off-canadian-board/

HSL16883
Berkovic N
ADHD panel's drugs links being properly `managed'
The Australian 2009 Nov 25
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/adhd-panels-drugs-links-being-properly-managed/story-e6frg6n6-1225803464651

HSL16913
Iskowitz M
Health ed. firms benefit from pharma's compliance woes
Medical Marketing & Media 2009 Nov 25
http://www.mmm-online.com/health-ed-firms-benefit-from-pharmas-compliance-woes/article/158532/

HSL17264
Blum JA, Freeman K, Dart RC, Cooper RJ
Requirements and Definitions in Conflict of Interest Policies of Medical Journals
JAMA 2009 Nov 25; 302:(20):2230-2234.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/302/20/2230?etoc

HSL16812
Antidepressants: benefit of reboxetine not proven
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care 2009 Nov 24
http://www.iqwig.de/index.981.en.html?random=27d016

HSL16894
Edwards J
Study Showing Drug Ads Are Linked to Higher Prices Has Flaws
BNet 2009 Nov 24
http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10005489/study-showing-drug-ads-are-linked-to-higher-prices-has-flaws/

HSL16808
Law MR, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Majumdar SR
Costs and Consequences of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising for Clopidogrel in Medicaid
Arch Intern Med 2009 Nov 23; 169:(21):1969-1974.
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/21/1969?etoc

HSL16822
Drug Ads Ineffective for Boosting Sales, Could Cost Taxpayers: UBC-Harvard Study
PharmaLive 2009 Nov 23
http://pharmalive.com/news/index.cfm?articleID=669141

HSL16823
Ross JS, Madigan D, Hill KP, Egilman DS, Wang Y, Krumholz HM
Pooled Analysis of Rofecoxib Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Data
Arch Intern Med 2009 Nov 23; 169:(21):1976-1985.
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/21/1976

HSL16824
Woloshin S, Schwartz LM
Bringing the FDA's Information to Market
Arch Intern Med 2009 Nov 23; 169:(21):1985-1987
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/169/21/1985

HSL16825
Direct-to-Consumer Offers for Free and Discounted Medications on the Internet: A Content Analysis of 'e-Samples'
Arch Intern Med 2009 Nov 23; 169:(21):2024-2030.
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/169/21/2024

HSL16862
Taylor L
US drugmakers' fury over price probe demands
Pharma Times 2009 Nov 23
http://www.pharmatimes.com/WorldNews/article.aspx?id=16948

HSL16864
Sikora K
ADHD guidelines pulled after payment scandal
The Daily Telegraph 2009 Nov 23
http://www.news.com.au/national/adhd-guidelines-pulled-after-payment-scandal/story-e6frfkvr-1225801902002

HSL16807
Hamza W
Pharma cos pressurise govt to legalise DTCAs
The Nation 2009 Nov 22
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Business/22-Nov-2009/Pharma-cos-pressurise-govt-to-legalise-DTCAs

HSL16901
Pharma, Evidence, and Trust
Evidence in Medicine 2009 Nov 21
http://www.evidenceinmedicine.org/2009/11/pharma-evidence-and-trust.html

HSL16814
Damman OC, Hendriks M, Rademakers J, Delnoij DMJ, Groenewegen PP
How do healthcare consumers process and evaluate comparative healthcare information? A qualitative study using cognitive interviews
BMC Public Health 2009 Nov 20; 9:(423):
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/423/abstract

HSL16866
Feeley J, Cronin Fisk M
AstraZeneca Judge to Urge Return of Seroquel Cases to Courts
Bloomberg.com 2009 Nov 19
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=asXBF7VliqVQ

HSL16873
Goldstein J
In Medical Research, Who Should Define Conflict of Interest?
The Wall Street Journal Blog 2009 Nov 19
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/11/19/in-medical-research-who-should-define-conflict-of-interest/

HSL16833
Harris G
Academic Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest Go Unreported
The New York Times 2009 Nov 18
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/health/policy/19nih.html

HSL16850
Lazarus D
The danger of marketing prescription drugs online
The LA Times 2009 Nov 18
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus18-2009nov18,0,4079474,full.column

HSL16895
Edwards J
Bayer Tries New Google Drug Ad Format But Lawyers Spoil the Party
BNet 2009 Nov 18
http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10005361/bayer-tries-new-google-drug-ad-format-but-lawyers-spoil-the-party/

HSL16906
Wilson D
Rising Prices of Drugs Lead to Call for Inquiry
The New York Times 2009 Nov 18
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/health/policy/19drugs.html

HSL16919
Selker HP, Wood AJJ
Industry Influence on Comparative-Effectiveness Research Funded through Health Care Reform
NEJM 2009 Nov 18;
http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=2364

HSL18945
Rosenberg M
Pediatric Zyprexa Brochures Embarrass British Health Service
OpEdNews 2009 Nov 18
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pediatric-Zyprexa-Brochure-by-Martha-Rosenberg-091118-587.html

HSL16802
Future Physicians Develop Conflict Of Interest Curriculum For Nation's Academic Medical Centers
Medical News Today 2009 Nov 17
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171126.php

HSL16806
McMahon AD, Conway DI, MacDonald TM, McInnes GT
The Unintended Consequences of Clinical Trials Regulations
PLoS Med 2009 Nov 17;
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000131

HSL16834
Wilson D
Medical Schools Quizzed on Ghostwriting
The New York Times 2009 Nov 17
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/business/18ghost.html

HSL16835
Silverman E
100 Researchers Ask NIH To Fund Ethics Research
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 17
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/100-researchers-ask-nih-to-fund-ethics-research/

HSL16851
O'Brien J
O'Brien: Just say no to online drug ads
Mercury News 2009 Nov 17
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_13809505?nclick_check=1

HSL17004
Basken C
Ethicists Prod NIH to Spend Money Investigating Conflicts of Interest
The Chronicle of Higher Education 2009 Nov 17
http://chronicle.com/article/Ethicists-Prod-NIH-to-Spend/49183/

HSL16867
Study says drug does little, proving need for more testing
The Boston Globe 2009 Nov 16
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2009/11/16/study_says_drug_does_little_proving_need_for_more_testing/

HSL16865
Wilson D
Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform
The New York Times 2009 Nov 15
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/business/16drugprices.html?_r=1

HSL16868
Herper M
Another Vytorin Mess For Merck
Forbes 2009 Nov 15
http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/15/zetia-merck-vytorin-business-health-care-pharmaceuticals.html

HSL16829
Pear R
In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists’
The New York Times 2009 Nov 14
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/us/politics/15health.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

HSL16836
Silverman E
House Bill Wants Pharma To Disclose CME Funding
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 13
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/house-bill-wants-pharma-to-disclose-cme-funding/#more-19838

HSL16877
Goldstein J
Google’s Pitch to FDA for Online Drug Ads
The Wall Street Journal Blog 2009 Nov 13
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/11/13/googles-pitch-to-fda-for-online-drug-ads/

HSL16911
Arnold M
Outlook 2010: A New Dawn
Medical Marketing & Media 2009 Nov 13
http://www.mmm-online.com/outlook-2010-a-new-dawn/article/158861/

HSL16790
Johnson LA
Review: Reporting on Pfizer drug studies fudged
The Associated Press 2009 Nov 12
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=375781

HSL16791
Vedula SS, Bero L, Scherer RW, Dickersin K
Outcome Reporting in Industry-Sponsored Trials of Gabapentin for Off-Label Use
NEJM 2009 Nov 12; 361:(20):1963-1971
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/361/20/1963

HSL16792
Grogan K
Pfizer critical of 'selective outcome reporting' study
Pharma Times 2009 Nov 12
http://www.pharmatimes.com/WorldNews/article.aspx?id=16902

HSL16794
Bowcott O
Chemical restraints killing dementia patients
The Guardian 2009 Nov 12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/12/anti-psychotic-drugs-kill-dementia-patients

HSL16795
Steel E
Drug Makers to Press for Guidance on Web Marketing
The Wall Street Journal 2009 Nov 12B4
http://voices.allthingsd.com/20091112/drug-makers-to-press-for-guidance-on-web-marketing/

HSL16801
Seetharaman D
UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA tackles gray area of social media
Reuters 2009 Nov 12
http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSN1242207720091112

HSL16837
Scarcella M
DOJ Targets Pharmaceutical Industry for FCPA Enforcement
The Legal Times Blog 2009 Nov 12
http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2009/11/doj-targets-pharmaceutical-industry-for-fcpa-enforcement.html

HSL16878
Hensley S
Google Has A Plan For Safer, More Useful Online Drug Ads
npr 2009 Nov 12
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/11/google_has_a_plan_for_safer_on.html#more

HSL16879
Lewis-Hall FC
Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools
National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center 2009 Nov 12
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DrFredaLewis-Hall.pdf

HSL16884
US Department of Health and Human Services FDA
Promotion of Food and Drug Administration-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools; Notice of Public Hearing
2009 Nov 12
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/CDER/UCM193462.pdf

HSL16892
Brody H
COI: Define It Narrowly Enough and It Goes Away
Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma 2009 Nov 12
http://brodyhooked.blogspot.com/2009/11/coi-define-it-narrowly-enough-and-it.html

HSL16920
Thomaselli R
PhRMA Proposes FDA-Approved Logo for Marketing in Social Media Industry, Government Grapple With New Frontier in Day 1 of Hearings
The Advertising Age 2009 Nov 12
http://adage.com/abstract.php?article_id=140513

HSL17358
Phillips D
Biogen Idec's Social Media Ties Save Tysabri Again; FDA Watching
BNet 2009 Nov 12
http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10005261/fda-looking-to-regulate-biogens-invisible-salesforce/

HSL16773
O'Hara M
Dangers of giving air time to TV's drug pushers
The Guardian 2009 Nov 11
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/11/mental-health-health

HSL16811
Irwin T
FDA Ponders Rules For Online Pharma Ads
MarketingDaily 2009 Nov 11
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=117266

HSL16838
Silverman E
What Changes? Pfizer Fudged Neurontin Studies
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 11
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/what-changes-pfizer-fudged-neurontin-trial-results/

HSL16772
Grant B
The blogopharmasphere?
The Scientist 2009 Nov 10
http://www.the-scientist.com/templates/trackable/display/blog.jsp?type=blog&o_url=blog/display/56142&id=56142

HSL16774
Iskowitz M
Bid to restrict industry-backed CME rebuffed, again
Medical Marketing & Media 2009 Nov 10
http://www.mmm-online.com/Bid-to-restrict-industry-backed-CME-rebuffed-again/article/157524/?DCMP=EMC-MMM_Newsbrief

HSL16779
Gérvas J, Wright J
Please may we have an RCT now?
BMJ 2009 Nov 10; 339:
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/339/nov10_1/b4651?papetoc

HSL16780
Silverman E
So Maybe DTC Ads Aren’t Worth It, After All
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 10
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/so-maybe-dtc-ads-arent-worth-it-after-all/

HSL16908
Staton T
Justice eyes marketing at J&J, Forest
Fierce Pharma 2009 Nov 10
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/justice-eyes-marketing-j-j-forest/2009-11-10

HSL16775
Seetharaman D
US drugmakers urge FDA safety logo for Internet
Reuters 2009 Nov 9
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssHealthcareNews/idUSN0927327020091109

HSL16777
Evans D
Pfizer Broke the Law by Promoting Drugs for Unapproved Uses
Bloomberg.com 2009 Nov 9
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a4yV1nYxCGoA&pos=10

HSL16778
Silverman E
Forest Labs In Tentative Deal Over Marketing Probe
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 9
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/forest-labs-in-tentative-deal-over-marketing-probe/

HSL16793
Jewett C, Roe S,
Doctor-drugmaker ties: Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein received nearly $500,000 from antipsychotic drug's manufacturer
The Chicago Tribune 2009 Nov 9
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-drugs-seroquel-reinsteinnov11,0,172967,full.story

HSL16839
Verilogue Study: Does Higher DTC Spending Result in Positive Patient-Physician Conversations?
Verilogue 2009 11 09
http://www.verilogue.com/press_8.php

HSL16907
Loftus P
Forest Labs In Tentative Pact To Settle US Civil Probe >FRX
The Wall Street Journal 2009 Nov 9
http://english.capital.gr/dj/news.asp?details=849549

HSL16938
Shrader-Frechette K.
Climate Change, Nuclear Economics, and Conflicts of Interest.
Sci Eng Ethics 2009 Nov 8;
http://www.springerlink.com/content/k246p062836210m0/

HSL16781
Silverman E
Abbott Labs Probed Over Depakote Marketing
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 6
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/abbott-labs-probed-over-depakote-marketing/

HSL16782
Silverman E
Marketing Nexium As Superior To Prilosec Was OK
Pharmalot 2009 Nov 6
http://www.pharmalot.com/2009/11/marketing-nexium-as-superior-to-prilosec-was-ok/

HSL16896
Edwards J
AstraZeneca's New Blog Is Slammed by Critics
BNet 2009 Nov 6
http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10005180/astrazenecas-new-blog-is-slammed-by-critics/

HSL16768
Dorschner J
Controversial psychiatrist to head UM medical school department
The Miami Herald 2009 Nov 5
http://www.cchrint.org/2009/11/05/nemeroff-lands-psych-chairmanship/

HSL16776
Arnold M
CEOs trump movie stars among celeb endorsers, says survey
Medical Marketing & Media 2009 Nov 4
http://www.mmm-online.com/CEOs-trump-movie-stars-among-celeb-endorsers-says-survey/article/157067/

HSL16880
Goldstein J
Antipsychotic Drugs, Elderly Patients and Omnicare’s Settlement
The Wall Street Journal Blog 2009 Nov 4
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/11/04/antipsychotic-drugs-elderly-patients-and-the-omnicare-settlement/

HSL16897
Weintraub A
Ask Your Doctor If This Ad Is Right for You
Business Week 2009 Nov 4
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_46/b4155078964719.htm

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Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is to-day controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science...
The blind faith which some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities - the capacity for self deception...
Some one will say, Is this all your science has to tell us? Is this the outcome of decades of good clinical work, of patient study of the disease, of anxious trial in such good faith of so many drugs? Give us back the childlike trust of the fathers in antimony and in the lancet rather than this cold nihilism. Not at all! Let us accept the truth, however unpleasant it may be, and with the death rate staring us in the face, let us not be deceived with vain fancies...
we need a stern, iconoclastic spirit which leads, not to nihilism, but to an active skepticism - not the passive skepticism, born of despair, but the active skepticism born of a knowledge that recognizes its limitations and knows full well that only in this attitude of mind can true progress be made.
- William Osler 1909