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Tue, Oct 20

NIH rethinks clinical research

Cardiologists recently hailed early results of a study suggesting that many lives might be saved if people with high blood pressure got it down far below levels now recommended. They predicted swift changes in treatment practices.

But the intense interest in this big, rigorous clinical trial masked a startling truth about heart research: Many studies are never published, their findings consigned to oblivion.

Read the full story from the NYTimes here.