HomeHome  Main PageMain Page  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» I feel Happy
by WrappedinReflection Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:23 pm

» Random Thoughts
by endless dark Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:31 am

» The General Rant/Bitch/Moan Thread.
by endless dark Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 am

» Bizarre News
by endless dark Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:10 pm

» What is everyone doing at the mo?
by Ginger_Snaps Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:08 am

» Post Random Pictures of yourself!
by Vampira132 Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:26 pm

» What Are You Listening To Now?
by Vampira132 Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:15 pm

» The Official Birthday thread!
by GhostRed Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:14 pm

» Recent Acquisitions Thread
by Vampira132 Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 am

» Things you want to learn!
by Vampira132 Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:12 am

» What Are You Currently Watching?
by ravengrim Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:17 pm

» Current Reads
by ravengrim Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:01 pm

» Dream Thread
by endless dark Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:57 pm

Like/Tweet/+1
Most Viewed Topics
Random Thoughts
What is everyone doing at the mo?
The General Rant/Bitch/Moan Thread.
I feel Happy
The funny pages
The General Rant/Bitch/Moan Thread.
The Official Birthday thread!
What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Post Random Pictures of yourself!
Recent Acquisitions Thread
Similar topics

Share | 
 

 A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ravengrim
Moderator
avatar

Virgo Rat
Number of posts : 7192
Age : 45
Location : At The End Of Time
: : The Fallen Angel
: :
More Numbers : 4702807
Registration date : 2008-07-21

PostSubject: A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies   Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:43 pm

A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies

By Sarah Rubenstein
We’ve followed plenty of controversies around drug trials, from ghostwriting to keeping quiet about unflattering results. But the latest news is particularly eye-popping: A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies involving major drugs. Yikes.

Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., has asked several anesthesiology journals to retract the studies, which appeared between 1996 and 2008, the WSJ reports. The hospital says its former chief of acute pain, Scott S. Reuben, faked data used in the studies.

Some 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.

“We are left with a large hole in our understanding of this field,” Steven Shafer, editor-in-chief of Anesthesia and Analgesia, told Anesthesiology News, which first reported on the retractions. “There are substantial tendrils from this body of work that reach throughout the discipline of postoperative pain management.”

Pfizer had funded some of Reuben’s research and had also paid him to speak on behalf of its medicines. “It is very disappointing to learn about Dr. Scott Reuben’s alleged actions,” Pfizer said in a statement to WSJ. “When we decided to support Dr. Reuben’s research, he worked for a credible academic medical center and appeared to be a reputable investigator.”

Wyeth said it wasn’t aware of any financial relationship between the company and Reuben. Merck had no immediate comment.

As for Baystate, it said a routine audit last spring was what flagged issues with Reuben’s work. Reuben, who is on indefinite leave, didn’t respond to the WSJ’s requests for comment. But his attorney said Reuben “deeply regrets that this happened.” The attorney also referred to “extenuating circumstances,” but didn’t elaborate on what they were


What sort of a doctor who is sworn to do no harm does something like this?
Also extenuating circumstances sounds like a bribe of some sort to me.

_________________
”Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." ~H. L. Mencken


@themorrigan1972
Back to top Go down
View user profile
La Diva Carlotta
supernova
avatar

Scorpio Goat
Number of posts : 7864
Age : 38
Location : New York City
: :
More Numbers : 4601417
Registration date : 2008-07-23

PostSubject: Re: A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies   Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:53 pm

This is just wrong wrong wrong on soooo many levels...and quite frustrating too for people who've been taking these meds.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cynfullov
star member
avatar

Number of posts : 3919
Location : Wickedly at play while the GODS of HADES give an ever watchful grinning eye.
: :
More Numbers : 4660373
Registration date : 2008-08-20

PostSubject: Re: A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies   Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:13 pm

It's hard to have any faith & trust in anyone anymore. It does sound rather briberish. Maybe even scapegoatish?

Just think how many other things go on that we never find out about. I wonder if there'll be some kind of action taken in regards to all the money that was spent on them. Drugs are BIG MONEY!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ginger_Snaps
Moderator
avatar

Leo Cat
Number of posts : 4543
Age : 30
Location : The Otherworld
: : Werewolf
: :
More Numbers : 4600451
Registration date : 2008-07-22

PostSubject: Re: A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:17 pm

Oh, it is evident that we DON'T need health care reform. Rolling Eyes

_________________
I'm a werewolf, not a vampire!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/madammarieshorrordollz/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies   

Back to top Go down
 
A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Elemental research
» Muggle Studies Lesson 1 (Years 1-4)
» Research in the Hall of Echoes
» Research The Unknown [FlashBack]
» Research at the library

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
TheDarkRealm :: the threads :: Politics & World Events-
Jump to: