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Doug Peddicord

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Television's Assault on Medical Research

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 10:29 AM

For some reason, there is a newfound fascination with clinical trials among TV producers. Of course they've sensationalized clinical trials by playing to the lowest common denominator, and disparaging all clinical trial participants as "guinea pigs" and "test monkeys." Terms we absolutely reject at the Association of Clinical...

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Knowing What's Right Could Help Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 4:18 PM

"Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right." These words, spoken by Lyndon Johnson, could apply to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which is clearly trying to "do right" but, to date, has shown little evidence that it knows what's right.

PCORI was created under President Obama's...

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