Interesting article in the Boston Globe: Flaws are found in validating medical studies: Many see need to overhaul standards for peer review
Rennie has called for greater study of whether peer review improves research, and he has a personal policy of disclosing his name when he reviews articles.
''It would be lovely to start anew and to set up a trial of peer review against no peer review," Rennie said. ''But no journal is willing to risk it."
P.S. A related editorial, also from the Globe: Tainted Drug Research.