Still looking for Statisticians, Biostatisticians and Epidemiologists to debunk Junk-Science

photo 1Wanted!–a Few Statisticians, Biostatisticians and Epidemiologists who want to make a difference in Medicine, Society and our Future.

Up until the birth of the EtG,  tests used for forensic drug and alcohol monitoring had to go through the arduous, expensive and necessary FDA approval process.   The LDT pathway was designed to develop simple tests with little risk that have  low market potential (i;e. the cost of the normal FDA approval process would prohibit them from coming to market).  The LDT pathway was designed to improve patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  It was not designed for forensic tests.  LDT approval does not require in vivo testing.  It is essentially an honor system and to develop an LDT it is not even necessary to prove that the test is actually testing what it is purportedly testing for (validity).

So with little to no evidence base an ASAM/FSPHP physician introduced the EtG, had it developed and marketed as a LDT in collusion with unscrupulous labs, and then began using it on physicians being monitored by State PHPs.  This then spread to other monitoring organizations in which there was a large power-differential between those ordering the tests and those being tested (criminal-justice, other professional monitoring programs).  These biomarkers have never been used in Federal Drug Testing, SAMHSA approved, DOT, and other organizations where unions or other organizations are present and looking out for the best interests of those being tested.

 

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9 thoughts on “Still looking for Statisticians, Biostatisticians and Epidemiologists to debunk Junk-Science

  1. I only have an AS in mathematics; I’m currently awaiting a class on probs & stats. However, if there is any way that I could be of assistance, with the calculus portions of any mathematics, perhaps, please let me know. I’d love to be a part of this in any way I could help.

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  2. I cannot believe what I am reading right now. Is there no form of regulatory scrutiny by any one in such matters?

    I know some one with a PhD in Public Health, if that could be of any help. They prefer working from home.

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