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Wrong Number

Statistics are used to tell all sorts of news stories; when it comes to medical stories, readers beware.

Summer 2006
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“Cuts risk of heart attack by 50%.” When a drugmaker makes such a claim, it’s not entirely spurious. Different statistics can be used to measure a treatment’s effectiveness. But drug advertisements, news reports and even studies often cite information that can overstate effectiveness.

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