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

2016-12-07 | 🔗
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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