Post about a correspondence between me, Ernst and Baum about an article, highly critical of homeopathy and including a misleading reference to me, published in the American Journal of Medicine.
According to the BMJ's Clinical Evidence, the proportion of medical interventions that are evidence-based has fallen from 13% to 11% while those of 'Unknown Benefit' have increased from 4
The Pie Man has been alerted to an article in the American Journal of Medicine by the erstwhile Edzard Ernst and Michael Baum, stomach his co-signee of the notorious letter (inappropriately written on NHS note paper) to Patient Care Trusts (PCTs) all over the UK. In the letter – as you can see – they [...]
The third person to be visited by The Pieman can come as no surprise to anyone. It is fellow doctor, story Prof. David Colquhoun, a man who won’t mind me saying has devoted huge amounts of time and effort to attempt to debunk various forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). His website, is as [...]
In my last post, I warned that anybody using ‘lack of evidence' as a club with which to bash homeopathy or other well-established complementary medical approaches exclusively - will be visited by the Pie Man. The Pie Man exists purely to bring closer to the attention of these critics that a mere 13% of commonly [...]
Welcome to my new column The Pie Man Strikes Again! Now what has a Pie Man got to do with medicine? What has a Pie Man got to do with the holy grail of evidence-based medicine? Allow me to explain... There are some doctors around today so eminent that I've dubbed them Physicians of the [...]