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Categories: Independent research center news release

3/15/2018

Can bone density scans help assess cardiovascular risk? More details needed in news release

10/17/2017

Announcement on phase 1 leprosy vaccine trial suffers from hyperbole, lack of evidence

5/31/2017

‘Magical’ with ‘superpowers’? This drug to fight antibiotic-resistant infection hasn’t been tested in animals or humans yet.

3/30/2017

Fred Hutch oversells benefit of new fast-tracked drug for rare skin cancer

2 6/21/2016

It’s never OK to use ‘holy grail of breast cancer prevention’ when talking about pre-clinical animal study

6/3/2016

Overly enthusiastic PR release claims breast cancer prevention is “within reach” based on animal, cell culture studies

3/21/2016

News release makes claims about ketamine for depression based on thin evidence

3/15/2016

Nutritional drink to protect memory in ‘early Alzheimer’s’? Release takes us for a spin

1 1/29/2016

Recycled PR release doesn’t tell us anything new about garlic

1/26/2016

Possible new Parkinson’s drug — Novel: Yes. “Breakthrough”: No.