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Biomedical Research: AIDS Task Force Fizzles Out

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Science  26 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5248, pp. 438-439
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5248.438


In November 1993, the Clinton Administration appointed with great fanfare a high-level task force to help identify and remove barriers to the development of anti-HIV drugs. The task force recently disbanded, and many of its own members acknowledge that it achieved few concrete results. Its history holds some lessons for the multitude of other efforts currently under way to reorganize the sprawling AIDS research enterprise.