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Subject: Your application for access to documents: Ref GestDem No 2016 – 7238;
We refer to our reply Ref. Ares(2017)802781 of 14/02/2017 to your e-mail dated
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above mentioned reference number.
We have identified additional documents to fall in the scope of your request:
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the Endocrine Society Regarding EDC Criteria;
2. Attachment 1: Letter to Cabinet of Commissioner Vella Regarding Commentary
in Lancet Diabetes 150616.pdf;
3. Attachment 2
: Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Comment.pdf
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