MS drug study: Beware drug company press releases that are used to report drug trial results, and of course it has favourable results

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March , 2013

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Excellent Results For MS Drug “Plegridy”

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The results were presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting. It is not published.

Further it compares the drug to placebo, a useless marker for clinicians. We want to know how it fares against other medication of a similar class at least and how it compares to other medication in use today.  It also refers to relative and not absolute risk reduction.

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