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Columbia University breaks embargo on researchers’ paper

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pnas juneThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo about three hours early on a paper scheduled to go live yesterday at 3 p.m. Eastern time, after a press release appeared on the website of the university medical center home of some of the researchers, and a story ran on a wire service.

From a PNAS email sent to reporters yesterday:

PNAS is lifting the embargo on the following manuscript. All other manuscripts are under the scheduled embargo of Monday, June 6, 3 pm US ET.

Article #15-10502: “Characterizing treatment pathways at scale using the OHDSI network,” by George Hripcsak et al.

PNAS tells us:

The following two articles were posted ahead of the embargo. We are investigating the circumstances.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/06/06/Treatment-for-common-conditions-varies-based-on-location/9221465213844/

http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2016/06/06/new-study-finds-wide-geographic-differences-treatment-diabetes-hypertension-depression/.

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Well, to be fair, the pressure to release this astonishingly interesting major new breakthrough must have been enormous.

    Larry Husten

    June 7, 2016 at 12:47 pm


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