Comic 24 - What About the Brand-Name Control Group?

May 29, 2017
 
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Comic Transcript:

FERRET: ...But by the time we got done dividing out the groups, there was only this one dude in Kentucky actually getting the drug.

(PIE CHART: name-brand drug, generic drug, competitor's drug, generic placebo, name-brand placebo, scented placebo, control group)

CONTROL FOR (on blackboard):
- Age
- Ticklishness
- Species
- Patient gender
- Doctor gender
- Body mass index
- Hair color
- Sense of humor

Author Notes:

Gary Robson 29th May 2017, 7:28 AM edit delete
Gary Robson
If you look at how sex and gender are used (or not used) in medical studies, it's really quite frightening.








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