You're right, needlefoot. I have here some excellent quotes from the heads of all the major medical journals. Think long and hard before you buy the products of this medical system:
Marcia Angell, former editor of the NEJM:
"A review of seventy-four clinical trials of antidepressants, for
example, found that thirty-seven of thirty-eight positive studies
[that praised the drugs] were published. But of the thirty-six
negative studies, thirty-three were either not published or published
in a form that conveyed a positive outcome."
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical
research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted
physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in
this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two
decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."
(Marcia Angell, MD, “Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of
Corruption.” NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.)
Richard Smith, the 25 year head of the BMJ:
"[I required] almost a quarter of a century editing ... to wake up to what was happening ... The companies seem to get the results they want not by fiddling the results, which would be far too crude and possibly detectable by peer review, but rather by asking the `right' questions -- and there are many ways to do this ... many ways to hugely increase the chance of producing favourable results, and there are many hired guns who will think up new ways and stay one jump ahead of peer reviewers."
Drummond Rennie, deputy editor of JAMA:
"This is all about bypassing science. Medicine is becoming a sort of Cloud Cuckoo Land, where doctors don't know what papers they can trust in the journals, and the public doesn't know what to believe."
(Quoted p.144 & 159 of "Doubt is their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health" by David Michaels, Epidemiologist, past Assist Sec of Environment, Safety & Health at DOE, present Assist. Sec of Labor for OSHA.)