The ADVANTAGE Seeding Trial: A Review of Internal Documents
A seeding trial is a trial done under the guise of research, but is actually created and administered by the marketing department. This particular study was run and published purely to get doctors used to writing prescriptions for Vioxx when it was first released.
Really. I’ve said it before that if the public truly knew how they were manipulated by drug companies with drugs with marginal effectiveness and frequent side effects for conditions THEY DON’T EVEN FIX–Chiros would be on the top of the health care pile. This also makes you wonder, if the physicians in these studies are so easily manipulated, are they truly acting as “physicians” or more like technicians being trained to give drug A for condition A?