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NIH Halts Some Research Amid Concerns Over Contamination and Safety

April 21, 2016

(NPR) – The National Institutes of Health has suspended work in two facilities that manufacture products given to people who are enrolled in research studies, saying the facilities haven’t complied with safety standards designed to protect already-sick people from inappropriate risks. “There is no evidence that any patients have been harmed, but a rigorous clinical review will be undertaken,” the NIH said in a statement provided to NPR Tuesday. “NIH will not enroll new patients in affected trials until the issues are resolved.”

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