Wednesday, 21 January 2015

my "smoke and mirrors" comment on Herald article 'Scotland leads groundbreaking dementia research'

My comment on Herald article 15 January 2015: 'Scotland leads groundbreaking dementia research' by Helen Puttick:

"I agree with Mr Smith from Sheffield (previous commenter) that we are born, we live and then we die. And that Pharma drugs can exacerbate health issues, particularly in psychiatric and mental health treatment. I wouldn't recommend swallowing trial drugs if you have anything better to do with your time. A very risky undertaking as some of these drugs will have serious side effects for some of the people swallowing them. And you won't know if you are one of the unlucky ones. Until it's too late. 

The saying goes that "Those who can, do; those who can't teach.". I would bear this in mind when considering the claims of the academics at Edinburgh University: "If some of the drugs are not proving to be effective people will be taken off them and put on those which are seen to be effective" It sounds a bit too much like smoke and mirrors gobbledegook rather than scientific sense."

"ongoing development of drug candidates or drug combinations"

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