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bobby75703 posted:
Blood Sample Mismatch Leads 'Anguished' Authors to Retract Three Lipitor Papers.- Forbes.


Three substudies of the influential TNT (Treating to New Targets) trial have been retracted after the sponsor of the trial, Pfizer , discovered that blood samples from the study had been matched to the wrong participants.


The article in full...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2013/04/16/blood-sample-mismatch-leads-anguished-authors-to-retract-three-lipitor-papers/

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iride6606 responded:
Yes, errors can happen, but remember what TNT was, it was a trial to see if there was added benefits to increasing statin levels to 80mg. This in no way changes the results of the original statin trials, only a sub-trial looking for the results of an increased dosage.

Unfortunate but it happens.