There is a lot of medical research carried out which is in my view a waste of time, and many papers published which I think are totally pointless. In most cases though I suspect the authors’ of these papers could at least make a stab at justifying their work and would be able to argue their point with me.
However once in a while someone’s research stands out as an example of sheer waste of time, talent and resources. Research which no reasonable person would accept is going to make any significant contribution to the health of mankind. Research whose sole objective seems to be to find a way of enriching unprincipled doctors.