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Editor's Correspondence
December NaN, 2010

Trials by Independent Expert Bodies

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden (Dr Breimer); and Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinics), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, London, England (Dr Mikhailidis).

Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(22):2042. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.457

Recently, the Justification for the Use of Statins in Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin (JUPITER) trial was yet again criticized for its early termination. Furthermore, this is linked to gain from increased drug sales, decreased trial cost, and personal financial interests.15 While we respect these opinions, we hold alternate views and suggest a solution.

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