Why we should be skeptical of miracle cures: A case study

15 May

An article by Keith Humphreys titled: “What can we learn from the failure of yet another ‘miracle cure’ for addiction?” Here is the summary:

“The first long-term double-blind study of PROMETA has demonstrated that this putative miracle cure for methamphetamine addiction is ineffective. Given the vulnerability of addicted people and their desperation for a cure, effective governmental regulation and a shared spirit of skepticism about ‘wonder drugs’ should always be maintained.”

I think this is good advice, not just for claims for addiction cures, but for all claims for human enhancement. Keep an open mind, but demand good evidence.

 

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