Peer pressure and imposed consensus: the making of the 1984 Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Drug Misuse.

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The role of evidence and "expert" opinion in forming drug treatment policies is explored though the case of the first clinical guidelines on drug misuse (1984). Developed to secure the ascendancy of one particular treatment model and impose this on all doctors, they cited no supporting research evidence. The experience of an expert committee was deemed… (More)

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@article{Mars2005PeerPA, title={Peer pressure and imposed consensus: the making of the 1984 Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Drug Misuse.}, author={Sarah G Mars}, journal={Clio medica}, year={2005}, volume={75}, pages={149-83} }