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Academic medical centers often guilty of research hype

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, May 5, 2009

An article in the Annals of Internal Medicine examines press releases that academic medical centers sent out about their research, examining such details as whether they gave information on the studies’ size, hard results numbers, and cautions about how solid the results are and what they mean. The conclusion: The press releases “often promote research that has uncertain relevance to human health and do not provide key facts or acknowledge important limitations.”