Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck (opinion)
(NaturalNews) It’s 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.
Now being 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!
Dr. Scott Reuben, it turns out, faked the entire study and got it published anyway.
It wasn’t the first study faked by Dr. Reuben: He also faked study data on Bextra and Vioxx drugs, reports the Wall Street Journal.
As a 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.
And John McCain (click here) is trying to take away our Supplements? Who exactly should he be worried about? Who does he need to protect us from? And finally, a more interesting question. Dr. Reuben was given 75k to study Celebrex and he offered “proof” that Celebrex helped reduce pain and yet 300k+ for the Morgellons CDC Study lands us nothing? You would think for 300k we could at least get the “yer all crazy” diagnosis? Seems to me Big Pharma spending 75k on a drug study to offer up proof is like stealing candy from a baby, they probably made that money back in the first ten minutes doctors started pouring it down patients gullets. Finally, if you can get away with faking dozens of studies you know that “There’s no life guard on duty”. Who do I trust more, the makers of the Natural Supplements or Big Pharma? In my case, the answer is easy …