This could very well be the largest research fraud in medical history, as formerly chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass and a former member of Pfizer's speakers' bureau, has agreed to plead guilty to faking dozens of research studies that were published in medical journals.
“We are left with a large hole in our understanding of this field. There are substantial tendrils from this body of work that reach throughout the discipline of postoperative pain management.” Steven Shafer, editor-in-chief of Anesthesia and AnalgesiaSome of the studies reported favorable results from use of Pfizer’s Bextra and Merck’s Vioxx, both painkillers that have since been pulled from the market. Others offered good news about Pfizer’s pain drugs Lyrica and Celebrex and Wyeth’s antidepressant Effexor XR. Doctors said Reuben’s work was particularly influential in pain treatment and that they were shocked by the news. [read more]
Many pharmaceutical researchers would have better careers as writers of fiction novels rather than scientific papers.
What is Positive about this discovery?
So we all agree that this guy is a jerk and should be put in prison, and the key should be thrown away.
At the same time, we must thank Dr Scott Reuben, for showing us the truth about the pharmaceutical industry, the research quackery, and the laughable "scientific" journals and the bribery and corruption that characterizes the pharmaceutical industry today.
scientific" studies to be fabricated and submitted to the medical journals.
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