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Reporting of clinical trial results by top academic centers remains poor

Dissemination of clinical trial results by leading academic medical centres in the United States remains poor, despite ethical obligations – and sometimes statutory requirements – to publish findings and report results in a timely manner, concludes a study in The BMJ this week. Researchers found that only 29% of completed clinical trials led by investigators at major US academic centers were published within two …

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Sarah Lazare – Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival

Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are “literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking [3] with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.” He went to rebuke the Republican party …

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Robert Abele – America’s Transition from a Democracy to a National Security State, in Five Easy Steps

There seems to be a formula for a superpower’s intent to dominate the world: massive surveillance + use of military might in foreign wars and domestic control of citizens (e.g. armored cops; packed prisons, etc.) + control of each method by elites for their own interests = international and domestic dominance by fear and force. Domestically this is called the National …