LYME DISEASE: SIMPLISTIC "EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE"
First, please read Kuhn on the bias present in all research discussed in my twelfth tick infection book. Yes, the bias is titanic and has been reported in many large journals. Types of biases are ignored, the ability to detect the other infections in ticks is poor and limited, and only positive results are posted. The application of "evidence-based" findings is difficult because almost no one has simply only Lyme with no biochemical changes in the body — all tick infections alter dozens of biological processes. This is rarely discussed or appreciated.
Clinical Research Integrity Interest Group
Rational, medical decision making requires high quality, unbiased evidence about benefits and harms of clinical interventions. The Clinical Research Integrity Interest Group is focused on defending the integrity of the clinical evidence data base. There is increasing evidence that clinical research and its dissemination may be subject to manipulation or outright suppression. Furthermore, people attempting to blow the whistle on these practices have been subject to intimidation and coercion. Those responsible often are protecting their vested economic, political, or ideological interests. The Clinical Research Integrity Interest Group will attempt to better define these problems through research, and better disseminate information about threats to clinical research integrity. Finally, we hope to develop tools to detect manipulated or suppressed research, educational programs about the problem, and policy approaches to discourage further manipulation or suppression. For more information, contact Roy Poses, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.