Some people are so impressed by the achievements of current tech that they assume science can solve all of our problems. They place a great deal of faith in science and scientists without, it seems, fully realizing they are doing so. In a sense, then, science has become something like religion in the Middle Ages. Unquestioning faith. And the consequences if you ask questions? Well, you’re just a flake with issues, right?
That’s the impression I get from some folks whenever I try to explain that science is a human enterprise and something to be studied, in itself.
In addition to what I’ve highlighted above, watchdogs also found that outcomes for this particular drug vs. a placebo were no different.