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Drug trials 'are not effective'


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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