One of the biggest cases of academic fraud in medical history

March 14, 2009

One of the largest known cases of academic fraud and misconduct made the news this week when Anesthesiology News reported that a leading medical researcher was found to have fabricated much, if not all, of the data in his research.

Scott S. Reuben, M.D., of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, is said to have made up and falsified data in at least 21, and perhaps many more, studies published at least since 1996, according to the results of a year-long investigation by Baystate Medical Center. Jane Albert, a spokeswoman for Baystate, said that the fraud was spotted after questions were raised about two studies for which Dr. Reuben had not even received approval to conduct human research. Read the whole story at Junkfood Science.

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One Comment on “One of the biggest cases of academic fraud in medical history”

  1. Annette Says:

    this does not surprise me one bit, sadly.


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