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The trouble with informed consent
  1. Matthew B Wallenstein
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew B Wallenstein, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; matthew.ben.wallenstein{at}

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I read with great interest the commentary by John D Lantos on the SUPPORT study controversy. Dr Lantos makes a compelling argument that the OHRP was misguided in its criticism of SUPPORT, primarily because both arms of the trial were within standard of care.1 ,2

Eligible infants whose parents refused to participate in SUPPORT received the same medical …

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