How to tell if ads are true – courtesy of Wikipedia! Posted on August 27, 2011 by Carolyn Thomas Courtesy of XKCD, a “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
So true. And this applies even if the little numbers are medical studies, an increasing number of which are being retracted or found to have provided the answer that was paid for.
I wrote about these medical journal retractions last fall after the Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher Dr. Linda Buck had not one, not two, but THREE of her journal articles retracted. Trouble is, the retracted articles are still being cited in subsequent research papers.
And what if the little blue numbers refer to journal articles that have been produced by Big Pharma-paid medical ghostwriters and signed off by doctors who falsely take credit for “authorship” to help pad their list of academic publications?