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Press Statement: The New England Journal of Medicine Continues to Defend Unethical Clinical Trial Involving Premature Babies

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Public Citizen responds to a series of baseless accusations leveled by the editors of The New England Journal of Medicine. The editors have accused Public Citizen of misinforming the public by drawing attention to an unethical clinical trial involving 1,316 premature infants, whose parents were not properly informed of the true nature and purpose of the research or its risks. In our rebuttal, we criticize the editors for continuing to publish misleading and unbalanced assessments of the study, which are beneath the standards of this prestigious journal.