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Drug trials 'are not effective'

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The NHS must reappraise the way we decide which drugs are effective, the head of drugs body NICE says. Chairman Sir Michael Rawlins made the argument in a speech to the Royal College of Physicians. He says controlled trials are not effective in finding out whether the drug is working in the real world.

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