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Clinical Recruitment Stumbles on a Logo

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Science  10 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5604, pp. 187
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5604.187a

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A push by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to approve all publications centrally has got clinical researchers hopping mad at one HHS agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since last fall, according to government scientists, NIH has canceled patient recruitment ads, costing an extra $81,000 and triggering a significant drop in calls from people interested in volunteering.