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February 20, 2009
Hexacyclinol - Another Request
I'm taking the day off from cranking out the medicines of tomorrow (OK, the day after tomorrow), so there will be no post today.
I did want to add something about yesterday's post on the La Clair/hexacyclinol controversy. I'd like to ask that people not fill up the comments with ad hominem remarks or potentially libelous statements about La Clair himself. I don't mind saying that the evidence so far makes it very hard for me to believe his original paper, and I also have to say that I haven't seen any convincing explanations for all the discrepancies that have turned up. And I think that those opinions are shared by many people who've followed the story.
But let's keep it on a scientific plane, if possible. Opinions on NMR spectra and the like are one thing, but personal insults are another, and those we don't need. I try not to have to go in and hose out the comments sections around here.
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