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Cartel and regulatory failures in the quality of diagnostic tests

For years Oxoid had been covering up erratic quality in the antibiotic testing discs they produced.  These were reference materials that accredited laboratories relied upon to measure microbial resistance and the correct antimicrobial dose to prescribe.  These actions would have led … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy killing research

While research and the USA largely get by just fine without ISO lab standards and this paper therefore does not mention them, it does illustrate the effects of analogous bureaucracy in the marked decline of clinical research.  Food and Drug … Continue reading

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