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ben goldacre
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Shire hiding midodrine data, for shame #alltrials… Also this should be in the ABSTRACT not text
Hey @ChiOnwurah MP has a compo where if you make something fun with her open data you get tea with her (she’s nice)…
here’s something i’d like: get an email with a link, fw that to evernote, evernote grabs the link, so i can read that page later on tablet.
The Shinton takedown of the alteplase trials is fascinating, especially the peculiar switch to open-label… #badpharma
Naked photos of a celebrity all over twitter without her consent? Seriously @Support, you know it would be trivial to block, this is foul.
lovely linguistic analysis study finds differences between Stapel's descriptions of his faked and real data
Israel announces a huge new land grab from occupied Palestine. Surely this is the time to build on a fragile peace.…
That’s not my <object>, it’s <component> is too <attribute>.
Half are pedestrians / bikes. RT @erikbryn: Non-driverless cars kill 1,240,000 humans per year…
Here's a new coalition RT @FearLoathingBTX: Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies…
Despite being laughably unequal, the US has made NFL a socialist utopia with fixed spends on players. I had no idea.…
"...expect advocates for transparency to be extremely dedicated – even tenacious – in pursuing access" lol… #alltrials
Tough on crime.. RT @saladinahmed: This by @malki is the best thing ever written about Batman
This guide to winning arguments on legal regulation for recreational drugs is great, like all @TransformDrugs output:…
I don't want to be unkind, but who gives an Uzi to a nine year old? This is Darwin award territory. And poor kid.…
If you want to positively campaign for reform in response to the disgraceful events in Rotherham, please follow @mandatenow.
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The thought of children in care, isolated, speaking up, after something so horrific, then being shut down and hushed up by their protectors.
I think it's because it perpetuated the rapes, and so contributed to far greater suffering.
I'm trying to understand why I feel more visceral disgust at the staff who covered up the Rotherham child abuse than the abusers themselves.
The council staff from Rotherham doing interviews are covering themselves with shame. I want to hear "I cried as I read this report".
I'd like to read serious legal & policy community discussion on the feasibility of laws to identify/slaughter staff covering up child abuse.
The Rotherham news is so foul I'm having involuntary angry face movements as I listen, like Bob Hoskins at the end of Long Good Friday.
Here's an idea for the next NHS Hack Day: Digital Red Book app that syncs data (ideally ultimately to an open-data-friendly NHS). @drcjar
Public expenditure per person in Scotland, UK, England, Wales, London etc.…
Joining in the bogus attacks on the NHS is a pretty dodgy low point for the Scottish Yes campaign…
It's a bit weird how Salmond keeps walking out in front of the podium. It'd be better if he stood on top of it.
These instructions from the BBC on how to listen to Radio 4 are magnificent RT @DavidLloydRADIO: (BBC Year Book 1940)
Ooh, LSHTM on University Challenge!
It is kind of amazing how the democratisation of tech has led to a kind of crowdsourced Stasi RT @sotak:
Grumpy prof permits email from students only to arrange a time to meet.…
Carol Vorderman was silly about MMR but this is a bit harsh.
Dominic Cummings ("Mr Kurtz joins the conservative party") does SciFoo. I agree on scientists influencng policy
@bengoldacre You’re in our 1st year rewind video talking about your big science poo if you’d like to watch/RT -…
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New book on the monarchy by the awesome @johnhiggs His last rejuvenated the robert anton wilson parts of my brain…
Highly recommend "Conundrum" by Richard Bacon on this RT @jamesrbuk: Why do so many govt IT projects end in calamity?…
not sure i look to DoJ for a view on whether a trial is uninformatively designed but has anyone detailblogged the PLATO ruling yet?
this anal sex paper by my friend (and early twitter adopter) @cicely is excellent……
"Punished for Being Poor: The Problem With Using Big Data in the Justice System"
"a job where you're at the mercy of variance can be extremely stressful": a stats-minded poker player wins $15m
amazed at how fast American schools have shifted towards segregation, with white ppl moving to private sector
actively advertising e-cigs (as with any drug) is dumb. all drugs shld be legally but boringly available.
"Inequality and the common pool problem"