Letters Seeding trials
Just say noBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4527 (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4527
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- David Egilman, clinical associate professor
- 1Brown University, Department of Community Health, 8 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, USA
The postmarketing observational studies referred to by Annette Tufts in her news story are sham studies that are generally referred to as “seeding trials.”1 2 The actual research taking place is the evaluation of the return on investment (ROI) …
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