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Categories: industry/commercial news releases


Time to test all infants’ gut microbiomes — or is this a product in search of a condition?


Recap of lung cancer screening test relies on hyperbole, conjecture to market preliminary result


There’s no justification for claiming new blood test is ‘94% accurate’ compared to PSA test for prostate cancer

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Big Cherry claims about health benefits leave a sour taste in our mouths


Model suggests liquid biopsy improves prostate cancer outcomes, but that’s not the real world


Claims that torn meniscus can be regenerated based on single case study wither under scrutiny


Announcement oversells blood test for predicting treatment outcomes in prostate cancer


Here’s a prime example of how Big Pharma issues misleading news releases to journalists


Janssen’s claim that Xarelto benefits frail patients better than warfarin built on frail research


Recap promises ‘results’ of dry eye drug study but doesn’t deliver