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‘We asked them to honor our embargo, but they chose not to, which, given the circumstances, was certainly their right.’

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Sometimes what looks like an embargo break is not an embargo break at all.

Embargo Watch readers may recall the story of Pat Anstett, who in 2002 was blacklisted by the Journal of the American Medical Association for publishing a story — based on independent reporting, rather than embargoed materials — on a major study that was about to come out in the journal.

So when I saw reference to the AMA releasing a report — on efforts to fight racism — a day earlier than it had planned because a news outlet had run a story on it, I was curious about the circumstances.

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Written by Ivan Oransky

May 19, 2021 at 3:53 pm

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