take liberties

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com published an article titled "IsoRay Takes Liberties With Lung Cancer Study Results to Prop Up Stock Price," which reported that "To make up for the inability to deliver revenue growth -- and prop up its stock price -- IsoRay issues a lot of promotional press releases, some of which take liberties with clinical data using clever, selective editing.
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