Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Pfizer-funded fraud

"In what may be among the longest-running and widest-ranging cases of academic fraud, one of the most prolific researchers in anesthesiology has admitted that he fabricated much of the data underlying his research, said a spokeswoman for the hospital where he works," writes Gardiner Harris in the New York Times. From 2002 until 2007, Pfizer funded the work of Dr. Scott S. Reuben, who published work showing that Pfizer drugs Lyrica and Celebrex were effective against post-operative pain. The WSJ Health Blog comments here.

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