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New embargo record, from NEJM: 38 minutes!

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nejmI’ve written it before, but I have to write it again: Never underestimate the New England Journal of Medicine.

The holder of the Embargo Watch Short Embargo Record, with an impressive 49 minutes, has shaved another 11 minutes off its time. Today’s media list email, which went out at 4:22 ET: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

April 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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Ingelfinger soul-searching on the New England Journal of Medicine’s 200th birthday?

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Happy 200th birthday, New England Journal of Medicine.

The NEJM was born in 1812 — as the impossible-to-remember New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science — and stories have been appearing about the milestone in various news outlets since January. The journal also has its own commemorative site.

On Connecticut’s WNPR today, in the second in a two-part series on the occasion, I was interviewed about the journal’s legacy, and not surprisingly, the reporter picked out a comment I made on the artificial news pegs reporters assign to medical news: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

April 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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NEJM lifts brain artery stenting study embargo early after Pittsburgh Post-Gazette break

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An email that went out to the New England Journal of Medicine’s (NEJM) press list this morning at 9:46 a.m. Eastern (link to story added): Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

September 7, 2011 at 11:37 am

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