Drug Companies Use Studies the Way a Drunk Uses a Lamppost

January, 20, 2012 | 1 Comment


  1. Where do pharmaceutical companies look for data and/or direct a search? I’m reminded of the following:
    It’s a dark night. A man walking home sees someone on his hands and knees crawling around under a lamppost. He stops and asks the man what he’s doing. “I’m looking for my wallet,” is the reply.
    “Where did you drop it?” asks the first man.
    “Over there” says Hands-and-Knees pointing off into the shadows.
    “Why are you looking here, then?” asks the first man.
    “Because this is where the light is, of course.”

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