Psychiatrist: I recently analyzed all publicly availablereports of drug trials funded by pharmaceutical industrycompanies comparing six new antipsychotic drugs to oneanother. In nine out of the ten tests examined, the drugproduced by the pharmaceutical company that wasfunding the study was found to be the best of the sixdrugs. Such studies comprise the majority of theevidence upon which doctors base their decisions as towhich antipsychotic drugs to prescribe. So it is mistakento contend that antipsychotic prescription decisions arealways based on reliable science, for there are alwayspotential biases in trial design and in the statisticalinterpretation of the data, and such biases can producecontradictory results.Which one of the following most accurately expressesthe conclusion drawn by the psychiatrist?
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