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Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations

December 7, 201645 min
How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on "dream patients" who aren't representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing worse than being excluded from a drug trial is being included.

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