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Reuters banned from cardiology meeting after embargo break

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accThe American College of Cardiology (ACC) has revoked press access for Reuters reporters to its next annual meeting, following an embargo break that the wire service said was inadvertent.

Last week, Embargo Watch reported that Reuters broke the embargo on two studies being presented at the ACC meeting last month in New Orleans but would not face sanctions from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which had published the papers.

The ACC told reporters it was reviewing the incident according to its policies. Last week, they told some on their media list that Reuters would not be allowed to attend the 2020 meeting in Chicago, and will not receive embargoed materials ahead of the meeting.

While such sanctions may occur more often than journals and scientific societies announce them, they seem fairly rare.

Written by Ivan Oransky

April 1, 2019 at 9:46 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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