Reynold Spector, MD has served as a professor of medicine (and pharmacology and/or biochemistry) at Iowa, Stanford, and Harvard-MIT. He is currently clinical professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey) and is the author of almost 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and one textbook. His award-winning work has concerned itself principally with vitamin function, transport, and homeostasis in the central nervous system, the effect of food on the function of the kidneys, and the treatment of the poisoned patient. Dr. Spector also served as executive vice president in charge of drug development at Merck from 1987 to 1999, where he oversaw the introduction of fifteen new drugs and vaccines.
A Monumental, but Flawed, Effort to Understand Behavior
Drug Therapy Hype: The Misuse of Data
There are several flagrant examples of hype from cancer and cardiac therapy. The drugs Avastin and Opdivo, which have serious problems, have been greatly overhyped.
Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses
Many medical hypotheses have been ill-conceived and/or inadequately tested. As a consequence, billions of dollars have been wasted and the public harmed.
To obtain a balanced view of pharmaceutical progress (or lack thereof), we need to step back, define a few terms and concepts, and make explicit certain...
Although there has been some progress in the war on cancer initiated by President Nixon in 1971, the gains have been limited.
Human nutrition research and practice is plagued by pseudoscience and unsupported opinions.
May 1, 2009
In general, an overriding purpose of all science is to find the truth...
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