Thanks MacKenzie. That was my error. I realized after posting that it was incorrect to imply that RCT’s are a requirement for EBM. Obviously there are circumstances where it is not possible to do RCT’s because they would cause too much hardship or pose to great a risk to the patient or the logistics and the expense make RCT’s too difficult to do.
Obviously we use the best data available and if the data is insufficient then following EBM practices, any recommendations must be made with appropriate qualifications.
Unfortunately I did not get to see Oz get his comeuppance today. I heard about the impending hearings this morning. At first I was concerned that some star struck senator might be asking him to testify as an expert witness but it was reassuring to find out that they saw through his charade and exposed him for the fraud he is.