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'Activist Editor' Richard Horton of The Lancet receives $100,000 Roux Prize

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Andy, May 20, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    I thought we knew about this but I've searched and can't find anything.
    http://www.healthdata.org/news-rele...ceives-100000-roux-prize-lifetime-achievement
     
  2. JohnTheJack

    JohnTheJack Moderator Staff Member

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  3. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's a bit saucy.
     
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  4. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    That sounds like an extremely bad joke. Unbelievable.
     
  5. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's very difficult to comment without risking it being actionable.

    Suffice to say I am less than impressed that ..........
     
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  6. NelliePledge

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    What a load of tripe
     
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  7. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    tripe in white sauce.jpg
    It's still tripe.
     
  8. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Medical publishing has jumped the shark.

    I don't understand why the Lancet, and Horton in particular, never get any blame for the Wakefield paper. Now they are repeating an even more egregious mistake and the guy responsible for both is getting awards despite standing by the suppression of data clearly showing research the Lancet published is highly misleading at best, if not downright fraudulent.

    That will look about as bad in hindsight as Wessely being awarded for demonizing sick people begging for help, aka "courage".

    The whole industry has to be reformed, preferably in a way that removes the industry part and makes it a more rational and coherent process. Completely broken and clearly more political than scientific.
     
  9. fivetowns

    fivetowns Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I would say it's unbelievable but sadly this kind of thing doesn't surprise me any more. Funny how "activist" becomes a good thing to be when it's applied to him. :banghead:
     
  10. Andy

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    *sigh*
     
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  12. Esther12

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    Searching for news on this I then found:

    https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/health/health-is-about-public-leadership-who-chief-64649

    Horton just says the things it would be impressive to believe, but then fails to back them up. Who could be stupid enough to be impressed by him?
     
  13. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Does anyone want to take on informing the foundation giving the prize of his role in the vaccine-autism and ME frauds?
     
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    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ditto to all above comments.
     
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  15. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Depressing ...when will these people be held to account?

    I hope @dave30th is on the case
     
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  16. Alvin

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    @dave30th Any interest in taking this one on?
     
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  17. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Upon looking up the donor of the prize my first thought was "what has Horton done that we do not yet know about?". There are dangers in accepting the money of venture capitalists,
     
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  20. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Does Sharpe not see any danger in this approach? People may make inferences from what he says.
     
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