Unhelpful Statistics Create Misleading Political Statements

Posted: August 7, 2018 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

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Unhelpful Statistics Create Misleading Political Statements – 21st July, 2018 – By Lynn Webster, M.D.

Benjamin Disraeli reportedly said that there are three types of lies: “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” He may have been right.

The Washington Post recently published an article titled, “Companies shipped 1.6 billion opioids to Missouri from 2012 to 2017, report says.”

The story references a report released by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that says “drug distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and Amerisource Bergen funneled the equivalent of about 260 opioid pills for every person in Missouri in the six-year period.”  

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