One can't help thinking about the leadership of the cults once again. They all seem to know how their trials are going. They design their trials in a manner that allows them to manipulate the data. Dr. Aubrey Blumsohn had this to say about working with a drug company in the analysis of clinical trial data:
It’s hard to encourage anyone to speak out about poor practice in the current environment. This case sums up what has gone wrong with systems set in place to ensure safety and integrity in scientific medicine. It would help if regulators put as much effort into responding to serious critics and whistleblowers as they do producing glossy brochures and yet more guidance.
Dr. Fan committed the crime of using inside information to turn a nice profit for himself and his family. Sam Waksal did the same thing. Aubrey Blumsohn did something a little different. He didn't focus on helping the biotech company tell their story. He tried to tell the story that science would dictate.
What does it mean to have a blinded clinical trial? Who can we trust? Are we blinding the trials to ensure integrity?