NIH Blocks Two Doctors From Speaking Out to Investigators

National Institutes of Health keeps scientists critical of clinical trial from responding to U.S. agency inquiry

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier health research agency, is refusing to allow two of its doctors to respond to government investigators looking into the quality of a continuing clinical trial of new blood-infection treatments on thousands of patients, according to NIH documents and multiple interviews.

The resulting tensions within the NIH have pitted the office of the agency’s director, Francis Collins, against an internal NIH committee of 24 scientists, who are raising questions over the freedom…

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