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Old 29-05-2018, 08:43 PM   #502
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Don't be taken in by this

It would have been impressive if the trial had been successful on its primary* (it failed and the FDA had to issue a clinical hold) and secondary endpoints (it looks like this failed too after seeing the data in the publication).

Presenting blended, blinded data (which you can read here https://translational-medicine.biome...967-018-1507-6) instead of the actual trial results is spectacularly unimpressive. There is no serious expert who looks at this situation and says anything good about it. What's worse is that the company never issued a PR and if the US NCI hadn't written this then we would have never known that the trial had finished.

(* The only way for the secondary to succeed is if it has been adequately powered).
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Why is it that the loudest critics of ''Big Pharma'' are Big Placebo?

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