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The disappointing health correspondent

McCardle writes:

‘MAKING the right decisions on medical treatments depends on sound, unbiased scientific evidence on whether drugs work.It is interesting then, that in the past week two separate papers – in respected journals, the Lancet and BMJ – have highlighted shortfalls blighting the reliability of clinical trials and studies.’

She’s correct that, no news though, we can’t trust big pharma. It’s just a bit ironic, comical even, that she should be the one to criticise bias and conflict of interest given the agenda transparent in her writing and the regular misuse of evidence to produce reports critical of the SNP government. I’ve probably corrected more of her fibs than anyone other than Reporting Scotland Down’s Lisa Summers. Here are the most recent:

2.      93% can see a GP in 2 days but Herald Health Correspondent lies for 4th time as election looms

3.      The Herald vs BBC Scotland battle for ‘Mencken Sickness Correspondent 2019’ continues as GP numbers increase but only in Scotland

4.      Herald’s bitter struggle with BBC Scotland for worst health correspondent of the century continues on NHS Highland ‘bullying’

5.      50% more nurses in Scotland but Herald’s Hobgoblin Correspondent presents trade union’s dodgy research to help Tories as election looms

6.      We wonder why TV and Newspaper health correspondents are the worst of a very bad lot as the Herald lies again on NHS staffing

7.      Herald and Royal Academy misleading the public on doctor training

8.      Parts of NHS England A&E ‘third world’ yet NHS Scotland at least 18% better is in crisis?