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CRITical Thinking is a blog written by staff, directors, and friends of the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT), a joint program of Yale Law School, Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of Medicine. CRIT's mission is to promote health by improving the integrity and transparency of biomedical and clinical research.

This blog is published by and reflects the personal views of the individual authors, in their individual capacities. It does not purport to represent Yale University's institutional views, if any. No representation is made about the accuracy of the information, which solely constitutes the authors’ personal views on issues discussed. The information contained in this blog is provided only as general information and personal opinions, and blog topics may be updated after being initially posted.


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Evaluating the evidence used by the US Food and Drug Administration during the drug approval process

May 18, 2018
By Joshua D. Wallach, Joseph S. Ross

Over the past few years, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has faced continual pressure to accelerate the review and approval of new drugs, in order to promote innovation and provide rapid access to new treatments for patients with serious life-threatening conditions.

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Advancing meta-research through data sharing and transparency

February 15, 2017
By Joshua D. Wallach, Joseph S. Ross, Harlan M. Krumholz

There is an increasing concern over the lack of research reproducibility in biomedical literature, particularly in meta-research where there have been few attempts to investigate it.

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