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Archive for June 2013

Reuters accidentally breaks embargo on NEJM Eliquis study

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nejmThe New England Journal of Medicine was forced to lift the embargo early on a study of the anticoagulant apixaban today after Reuters broke the embargo by 24 hours.

The original story ran sometime this morning. This ran at the end of the refiled Reuters story, which posted at 9:58 Eastern: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

June 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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Le Figaro breaks embargo on study finding three habitable planets orbiting nearby star

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esologoThe European Southern Observatory (ESO) lifted the embargo early today on a study following a break by Le Figaro.

Here’s the top of the email that went out at 8:43 a.m. this morning: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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PNAS lifts embargo early on paper examining fracking’s effects on drinking water after break

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pnasThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has lifted the embargo early on a study of drinking water near a contentious fracking site. From an email to reporters sent at 10:48 a.m. Eastern today:

Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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Prime ministers trump embargoes: PNAS takes unusual step with lost Cambodian city paper

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pnasWant to see more papers published without embargoes? Just get heads of state to talk about them.

Yesterday, at about 5:30 p.m. Eastern, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) sent out this message to its press list: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

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CDC lifts embargo on Lancet HIV study early after Reuters inadvertently breaks it

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted the embargo early on a study appearing in The Lancet following an accidental break by Reuters.

From a 3:12 EDT email from the CDC press office: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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