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U.S. Officials, European Consortium At Odds Over Ebola Drug Trials Lacking Control Arms

Wall Street Journal: Europeans’ Plan to do Uncontrolled Ebola Trial Draws Fire
“A consortium including European universities and medical groups plans to give experimental drugs to West African Ebola patients without assigning some to a placebo group, touching off an intense trans-Atlantic quarrel over what is ethical and effective in treating the virus. … That has put them at odds with senior U.S. officials at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health…” (Burton/Loftus, 10/30).

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