Question #0003

Psychiatrist: I recently analyzed all publicly available
reports of drug trials funded by pharmaceutical industry
companies comparing six new antipsychotic drugs to one
another. In nine out of the ten tests examined, the drug
produced by the pharmaceutical company that was
funding the study was found to be the best of the six
drugs. Such studies comprise the majority of the
evidence upon which doctors base their decisions as to
which antipsychotic drugs to prescribe. So it is mistaken
to contend that antipsychotic prescription decisions are
always based on reliable science, for there are always
potential biases in trial design and in the statistical
interpretation of the data, and such biases can produce
contradictory results.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses
the conclusion drawn by the psychiatrist?

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