Editor in Chief of world’s best known medical journal: Half of all the literature is false


(Editor’s Note: This story is not from 2018. However, the core information is still current and true. Please read on.)

Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor in Chief of the Lancet- one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in THE WORLD- has an important caution for us all:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”1

Now, this should only matter to you if you if you are a person who values their health. This only pertains to you if you have children you want to keep healthy. This should only matter to you if the CDC is barking at you about drugs and vaccines they just KNOW are safe for you and your family to consume.

It’s fairly easy for people to dismiss great work by experts and researchers at trusted institutions around the world that aren’t “peer-reviewed” and don’t appear in “credible” medical journals. However, if the “peer-reviewed” and “credible” work being done and submitted to well know medical journals is troublesome to experts and employees of the journals themselves, what are we supposed to think? (Horton also observed that much of what goes on could even be considered borderline misconduct. Hello vaccine safety.)


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But he’s not alone in his observations. Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and former Editor in Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), another of the most highly respected and prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, said this:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”1 

And Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014) a Harvard Professor of Medicine and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal had this to say:

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” 1


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This information and knowledge can be a hard pill to swallow for some so we encourage you, as always, to do your own research. Start reading medical journals…including the fine print. Read the studies. Make the choices that are best for you and your family, even if the CDC disagrees.

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Sources and References

  1. Collective Evolution, May 16, 2015.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.