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January 10, 2022

Unintended Consequences of Approving Unproven Treatments—Hope, Hype, or Harm?

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Neurol. Published online January 10, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.4193
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    1 Comment for this article
    Great teaching moment for physicians and hopefully FDA staff
    Florence Lecraw | Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, GA State Univeristy
    I believe this is paper could be impactful in preventing the recurrence of this methodological error. To translate good research into good policy takes great messaging as many successful economists have done. I hope this information, through our readership, can communicate this information to not only the FDA staff, but policy decision makers who regulate the FDA to help them make better decisions. I commend Dr. Witzel and colleagues for this investigation and Drs. Glass and Fournier for this editorial.