What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part IV

In Part III of this series, we elaborated a bit on how vested interests can infiltrate our medical system through what we referred to as the questionable institutional ties. This includes, among others, ties between medical publishers and pharmaceuticals, ties between government and food corporations, ties between research communities and their funding partners, and ties between health charities and pharmaceuticals. We also discussed how such ties could reduce the quality and the integrity of our research, promote the adoption of questionable health policies, and potentially misinform the medical communities about the benefits and harm of a treatment.

What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part III

In Part II of this series, we discussed how intents and biases, while occasionally desirable, can contaminate the medical system in terms of research, policies and practices. We also counted methodological “tampering”,  reporting bias, publication bias, censorship and resistance among the possible sources of such  contamination.