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December 19, 2001

When Should the Public Be Informed of the Results of Medical Research?

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(23):2944-2945. doi:10.1001/jama.286.23.2940

To the Editor: In their discussion of THE JOURNAL's policy on prepublication release of information,1 Dr Fontanarosa and Ms Flanagin2 used an inappropriate example to defend a flawed policy that attempts to squelch public discussion of medical research.