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If you feel like depressing yourself today, check out this blog post from Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline. Lowe points to an analysis performed on a clinical trial for gabapentin (marketed by Pfizer under the name Neurontin) in the '90s. "The authors find, by analyzing a large trove of documents released during lawsuit discovery proceedings, that [the clinical trial] was not really intended to be a clinical trial. Instead, it was a marketing program," Lowe writes.

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