At Shots, NPR’s health blog, Scott Hensley discusses the merits of journals’ press embargoes. In gathering opinions on the practice, Hensley writes that “some say embargoes breed journalistic dependency and laziness.” He also highlights the blog Embargo Watch, written by Reuters Health's Ivan Oransky, which tracks journal-journalism embargo controversies.

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