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NIH Will Spend $37 Million On Discredited Treatment That May Harm Patients

NIH's alternative medicine center announced it will spend $37 million on a huge new study of chelation therapy for heart disease, despite the fact that it already spent $30 million on a prior study that suffered from ethical lapses and poor scientific controls, and ultimately failed to prove a benefit. Chelation is extremely risky, and patients enrolling in this new study, which will be run by the same doctor as the first one, might not be properly informed of the risks.
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