being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben,
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.
reported across the mainstream media is the fact that Dr. Reuben accepted
a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to study Celebrex in 2005. His research, which
was published in a medical journal, has since been quoted by hundreds of
other doctors and researchers as "proof" that Celebrex helped
reduce pain during post-surgical recovery. There's only one problem with
all this: No patients were ever enrolled in the study!
Reuben, it turns out, faked the entire study and got it published anyway.
the first study faked by Dr. Reuben: He also faked study data on Bextra
and Vioxx drugs, reports the Wall Street Journal.
result of Dr. Reuben's faked studies, the peer-reviewed medical journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia was forced to retract 10 "scientific"
papers authored by Reuben. The Day of London reports that 21 articles written
by Dr. Reuben that appear in medical journals have apparently been fabricated,
too, and must be retracted.