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The Drug Czar Myth

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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.

 
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Sutton's Mythbusting Protest. Wikipedia Myth Number 26. The Drug Czar Myth

Nov. 27, 2013 5:15 pm
Categories: CounterknowledgeDysology
Here on Best Thinking, everyday throughout November, I am publishing a newly busted myth, or newly discovered fallacy, which is currently being disseminated by the on-line encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.
I am highlighting Wikipedia’s reliable unreliability and dreadful quality of information in protest against its deliberate policy of facilitating and refusing to halt engaging in stealth plagiarism of information from the unique work of expert authors.
At the time of writing, Wikipedia’s senior editors refuse to cite Best Thinking as a reliable source, yet Wikipedia regularly plagiarizes the original content on this site to pass-off my unique myth busting discoveries as though they are discoveries made by its own replicators who refer to themselves collectively as ‘Wikipedians’. Wikipedia passively sanctions this self-serving fraudulent behavior in order to conceal its unreliability and pervasive myth-mongering. (Click here: for the full story).

Myth as mongered on Wikipedia 27th November 2013   

'Drug Czar is an informal name for the person who directs drug-control propaganda in the United States, following the U.S. use of the 'czar' term. The 'drug czar' title was first published in a 1982 news story by United Press International which ...'

Fact. The title Drug Czar was in actual fact coined at least 54 years earlier in 1928, where it was used in response to calls of full formula pharmaceutical drug disclosure See: The Medical Standard - Volume 51 - Page 17   :

‘He urges the creation of an Institute of Pharmacy, headed by a “drug czar,” which would unmask useless preparations that mask as remedies. It sounds like a good idea.'
NOTE
; The OED gets back to 1927

How to cite this discovery

Sutton, M (2013) Mythbusting Protest. Wikipedia Myth Number 26. The Drug Czar Myth. Best Thinking. November 26th. 2013

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