Medical Madoff: Data Faked in 21 Studies

Over the past 12 years, anesthesiologist Scott Reuben revolutionized the way physicians provide pain relief to patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for everything from torn ligaments to worn-out hips. Now, the profession is in shambles after an investigation revealed that at least 21 of Reuben’s papers were pure fiction, and that the pain drugs he touted in them may have slowed postoperative healing.

“We are talking about millions of patients worldwide, where postoperative pain management has been affected by the research findings of Dr. Reuben,” says Steven Shafer, editor in chief of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, which published 10 of Reuben’s fraudulent papers.

The fraudulent data resulted in the sale of billions of dollars of COX2 inhibitors, including Vioxx, and Celebrex.  Anesthesia & Analgesia editors say in hindsight, “it should have been a “red flag” that Reuben’s studies were consistently favorable to the drugs he studied.”

It seems to be a sign of the times that red flags have been continuously ignored for years in many fields of commerce.

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Former Member Of Pfizer Speaker Bureau Accused Of Research Fraud

“A former member of Pfizer Inc.’s speakers’ bureau who helped pioneer new pain treatments that combined two of the company’s major products has been accused of perpetrating one of the biggest research frauds in medical history.

Dr. Scott S. Reuben, an anesthesiologist on the staff at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., is currently on medical leave and has been stripped of any research or educational duties for at least 10 years, according to a story first reported in Anesthesiology News.”

NYT: Doctor admits pain studies were frauds

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