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Subject: Re: saving money on medical care Date: 12/7/2012 10:40 AM
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Well, if this is an actual bone fide ongoing "sudy" (as opposed to someone trying a new procedure on willing subjects) then those data aren't going to be available until well after the study has been completed and reported upon.

Not necessarily, as many studies have more than 1 phase. For instance it became known during initial studies for the Transcatheter Heart Valve replacement that there was an increased risk of stroke - but it still got approved for a certain group of high risk patients, and as additional phases go on, it's slowly being expanded to more patients.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2012/10/19/fda-appro...

I think you might not have a true perspective here. FWIW, *most* surgeons fall into the "inbetween" category, if they did but know it.

And what makes you think you have the "true persepctive"?
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