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Controversy About Lack of Placebo Group Decline in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
Date:7/28/2008

the ADAS-cog was also greater in group 1 than group 2, but the difference was nonsignificant.

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-- Lon S. Schneider. "No secular trend and high variability for ADAS-cog change among placebo groups from clinical trials." (Funders: None)

-- Roy Jones. "Variation in placebo decline across a decade of Alzheimer's disease trials." (Funders: Eisai, Pfizer)

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