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  •  There is a tremendous incentive for clinical (1+ / 0-)
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    Marc in KS

    trials to be "objective" - heck, if they're not, it's not like things can be swept under the rug when the patients start dying.

    Generally, the earlier a problem can be uncovered, the better.

    Of course, there are huge competing interests at work, for example, what is better - 1,000,000 to gain a moderate benefit while 10 put at substantially greater risk, and that type of thing.  Perhaps if clinical trial were publically funded, this type of issue could be addressed in a more open matter than behind closed doors in secrecy, which puts a huge taint over the entire process.

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