[LMB] OT: Moral question

B Van Look vanlook19 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 19:45:06 BST 2020

This discussion seems unaware that folks actually have to intentionally go
through a lot of steps to *qualify* for being part of studies like this.
They are rigorous and lawyerly, since funding institutions don't like
It's not sprung on them like some kind of booby prize for getting sick.


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 10:34 AM Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 1:28 PM Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > > On 8 Apr 2020, at 23:45, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > > Well, there are different proposed medicines.   Instead of using
> > placebos, we can use alternative medicines and see which work best.
> >
> > But don’t the researchers need a control group?
> >
> Some studies are specifically for the purpose of comparing two standard
> treatments.
> For example, some recent ones compared statin drugs to artery stents.
> Both are known treatments, so it's not really wrong to give one or the
> other, and researchers want to know which treatment is better for what set
> of circumstances (for what it's worth, statins have been winning over
> stents for most situations).
> Karen Hunt
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