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Trump administration halts “evidence based” treatment database

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 17 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k229
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. Montreal, Canada

The Trump administration has stopped all funding of the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a searchable database that evaluates hundreds of treatments for addiction and mental ill health.

NREPP, which was formed in 1997, stopped adding new data to its website in September. The reason became clear four months later, when the contractor charged with compiling the database, Development Services Group, sent an email to registry participants to say that it could no longer collect data.

“It is with …

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