Just saw this story on another blog and thought it deserved some attention. Apparently a geriontologist completed a multi-centre study looking at the efficacy of hip protectors to prevent hip fractures and published the (negative) findings in JAMA (a MAJOR journal). He is now being sued by one of the companies that make the protectors. As a part-time reseacher, this is a chilling story that could have a major impact on objective research and seems like intimidation. Apparently there is litigation to protect people like Dr. Kiel but it can't be fun. Read the complete story here and the original here.
Ian Furst http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com
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