Blindness brings doom to most life situations , paradoxically it is supposed make us wiser in medical research .
We are made to believe , the shrewdness and the accuracy of a study is directly related to the degree of blindness .
Is blindness such a great thing ?
The fact that medical research requires tight blindness for maintaining truthfulness , implies there is a huge potential for contamination by vested vision .
Our experience suggest the purpose of blinding a study has entirely a different meaning in today’s world.
Telmisartan is non inferior to Ramipril proved by a double blinded RCT screams a headline in a popular journal !
Single blinded study
Patient does not know . . . doctor knows
Double blinded study
Both the patient the doctor do not know what is the study the researchers knows it .
Triple blinded study
The Researchers , the doctors and the patients . . . no one knows what they are doing . Then who will know it ?
Please be reminded , few powerful men are always awake to manipulate the study.
Other forms of blindness (Cortical blindness !)
Who decides which drug to be compared to which drug . . . we are blinded
Who decides in which country the study is to be done . . . we are blinded
Who appoints the principal investigator . . . we are blinded
Who is steering the steering committee . . . we are blinded
Who is going to liaison with the journal editors for publishing the study . . . .we are blinded
For the practicing doctors the blindness often continues even after publishing the trial as vital information are with held.