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More Information on the SUPPORT Study

Letter to Dr. Richard Marchase at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Criticizing His Misleading Statements to the Media Regarding the Unethical SUPPORT Study

April 11, 2013

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Public Citizen sent a letter to Dr. Richard Marchase, Vice President for Research & Economic Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham criticizing him for making statement to the media that have misled reporters just as the egregious deficiencies in the consent forms misled the parents of the premature babies enrolled in the SUPPORT study with regard to the purpose, nature, and risks of the research.

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