Big Pharma had a plan.
It designed a trial for a COX-2 drug and it ran.
Yet it wasn’t enough to get pain low.
We’re still here in the land of no?
The drug’s not to blame.
All clinical trials simply are not the same.
When comparing just the right subjects in a test,
you’ll clearly get an effect that’s the best.
Would you like to try it?
Why, yes. Yes, we would.
Big Pharma took the bait.
Since Big Pharma re-powered the trial,
Its COX-2 CV effects were much less.
With deception and guile,
It’s the land of success.
Reset your trial parameters and you just might declare,
I’m a blockbuster success.
Now you’re getting somewhere.