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> Big Pharma Researcher Admits to Faking Dozens of Research
> Studies for Pfizer, Merck 
> By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor 
> 
> An update from http://www.lifeboat news.com
> Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM
> 
> 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.
> 
> After being caught fabricating research for Big Pharma, Dr.
> Reuben has reportedly signed a plea agreement that will
> require him to return $420,000 that he received from drug
> companies. He also faces up to a 10-year prison sentence and
> a $250,000 fine.
> 
> He was also fired from his job at the Baystate Medical
> Center in Springfield, Mass. After an internal audit there
> found that Dr. Reuben had been faking research data for 13
> years. (http://www.theday. com/article/
> 20100...)
> 
> Business as usual in Big Pharma
> 
> What's notable about this story is not the fact that a
> medical researcher faked clinical trials for the
> pharmaceutical industry. It's not the fact that
> so-called "scientific" medical journals published
> his fabricated studies. It's not even the fact that the
> drug companies paid this quack close to half a million
> dollars while he kept on pumping out fabricated research.
> 
> The real story here is that this is business as usual in
> the pharmaceutical industry.
> 
> Dr. Reuben's actions really aren't that
> extraordinary. Drug companies bribe researchers and doctors
> as a routine matter. Medical journals routinely publish
> false, fraudulent studies. FDA panel members regularly rely
> on falsified research in making their drug approval
> decisions, and the mainstream media regularly quotes
> falsified research in reporting the news.
> 
> Fraudulent research, in other words, is widespread in
> modern medicine. The pharmaceutical industry couldn't
> operate without it, actually. It is falsified research that
> gives the industry its best marketing claims and strongest
> FDA approvals. Quacks like Dr Scott Reuben are an important
> part of the pharmaceutical profit machine because without
> falsified research, bribery and corruption, the industry
> would have very little research at all.
> 
> Pay special attention to the fact that the Anesthesia &
> Analgesia medical journal gladly published Dr. Reuben's
> faked studies even though this journal claims to be a
> "scientific" medical journal based on peer review.
> Funny, isn't it, how such a scientific medical journal
> gladly publishes fraudulent research with data that was
> simply invented by the study author. Perhaps these medical
> journals should be moved out of the non-fiction section of
> university libraries and placed under science fiction.
> 
> Remember, too, that all the proponents of pharmaceuticals,
> vaccines and mammograms ignorantly claim that their
> conventional medicine is all based on "good
> science." It's all scientific and trustworthy, they
> claim, while accusing alternative medicine of being
> "woo woo" wishful thinking and non-scientific
> hype. Perhaps they should have a quick look in the mirror
> and realize it is their own system of quack medicine
> that's based largely on fraudulent research, bribery and
> corruption.
> 
> You just have to laugh, actually, when you hear pushers of
> vaccines and pharmaceuticals claim their medicine is
> "scientific" while natural medicine is
> "unproven." Sure it's scientific -- about as
> scientific as the storyline in a Scooby Doo cartoon, or as
> credible as the medical license of a six-year-old kid who
> just received a "let's play doctor" gift set
> for Christmas. Many pharmaceutical researchers would have
> better careers as writers of fiction novels rather than
> scientific papers.
> 
> For all those people who ignorantly claim that modern
> pharmaceutical science is based on "scientific
> evidence," just give them these three words: Doctor
> Scott Reuben.
> 
> Drug companies support fraudulent research
> 
> Don't forget that the drug companies openly supported
> Dr. Scott Reuben's research. They paid him, in fact, to
> keep on fabricating studies.
> 
> The drug companies claim to be innocent in all this, but
> behind the scenes they had to have known what was going on.
> Dr. Reuben's research was just too consistently
> favourable to drug company interests to be scientifically
> legitimate. If a drug company wanted to "prove"
> that their drug was good for some new application, all they
> had to do was ask Dr. Reuben to come up with the research
> (wink wink). "Here's another fifty thousand dollars
> to study whether our drug is good for post-surgical pain
> (wink)."
> 
> And before long, Dr. Reuben would magically materialize a
> brand new study that just happened to "prove"
> exactly what the sponsoring drug company wanted to prove.
> Advocates of western medicine claim they don't believe
> in magic, but when it comes to clinical trials, they
> actually do: All the results they wish to see just magically
> appear as long as the right researcher gets paid to
> materialize the results out of thin air, much like waving a
> magician's wand and chanting, "Abra cadabra... let
> there be RESEARCH DATA!"
> 
> Shazam! The research data materializes just like that. It
> all gets written up into a "scientific" paper that
> also magically gets published in medical journals that fail
> to ask a single question that might exposed the research
> fraud.
> 
> I guess these people believe in magic after all, huh? Where
> science is lacking, a little "research magic"
> conveniently fills the void.
> 
> The whole system makes a mockery of real science. It is a
> system operated by criminals who fabricate whatever
> "scientific evidence" they need in order to get
> published in medical journals and win FDA approval for drugs
> that they fully realize are killing people.
> 
> What is "Evidence-Based Medicine?"
> 
> The fact that a researcher like Dr. Reuben could so
> successfully fabricate fraudulent study data, then get it
> published in peer-reviewed science journals, and get away
> with it for 13 years sheds all kinds of new light on
> what's really behind "evidence-based
> medicine."
> 
> The recipe for evidence-based medicine is quite simple:
> Fabricate the evidence! Get it published in any mainstream
> medical journal. Then you can quote the fabricated evidence
> as "fact!"
> 
> When pushers of pharmaceuticals and vaccines resort to
> quoting "evidence-based medicine" as their
> defense, keep in mind that much of their so-called evidence
> has been entirely fabricated. When they claim their branch
> of toxic chemical medicine is based on "real
> science," what they really mean is that it's based
> on fraudulent science but they've all secretly agreed to
> call it "real science." When they claim to have
> "scientific facts" supporting their position, what
> they really mean is that those "facts" were
> fabricated by criminal researchers being paid bribes by the
> drug companies.
> 
> "Evidence-based medicine," it turns out, hardly
> exists anymore. And even if it does, how do you know which
> studies are real vs. which ones were fabricated? If a
> trusted, well-paid researcher can get his falsified papers
> published for 13 years in top-notch science journals --
> without getting caught by his peers -- then what does that
> say about the credibility of the entire peer-review science
> paper publishing process?
> 
> Here's what is says: "Scientific medicine" is
> a total fraud.
> 
> And this fraud isn't limited to Dr Scott Reuben,
> either. Remember: he engaged in routine research fraud for
> 13 years before being caught. There are probably thousands
> of other scientists engaged in similar research fraud right
> now who haven't yet been caught in the act. Their
> fraudulent research papers have no doubt already been
> published in "scientific" medical journals.
> They've been quoted in the popular press. They've
> been relied on by FDA decision makers to approve drugs as
> "safe and effective" for widespread use.
> 
> And yet underneath all this, there's nothing more than
> fraud and quackery. Sure, there may be some legitimate
> studies mixed in with all the fraud, but how can we tell the
> difference?
> 
> How are we to trust this system that claims to have a
> monopoly on scientific truth but in reality is a front for
> outright scientific fraud?
> 
> Keep up the great work, Dr Reuben
> 
> Thank you, Dr Scott Reuben, for showing us the truth about
> the pharmaceutical industry, the research quackery, the
> laughable "scientific" journals and the bribery
> and corruption that characterizes the pharmaceutical
> industry today. You have done more to shed light on the true
> nature of the drug industry than a thousand articles on
> NaturalNews. com ever could.
> 
> Keep up the good work. After paying your fine and serving a
> little jail time, I'm sure your services will be in high
> demand at all the top drug companies that need yet more
> "scientific" studies to be fabricated and
> submitted to the medical journals.
> 
> You may be a dishonest, disgusting human being to most of
> the world, but you're a huge asset to the pharmaceutical
> industry and they need you back! There are more studies that
> need to be fabricated soon; more false papers that need to
> be published and more dangerous drugs that need to receive
> FDA approval. Hurry!
> 
> Because if there's one place that extreme dishonesty is
> richly rewarded, it's in the pharmaceutical industry,
> where poisons are approved as medicines and fiction is
> published as the truth.
> 
> Sources for this story include:
> http://www.nbcconne cticut.com/
> news/...
> 
> http://blogs. wsj.com/health/ 2010/01..
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> http://www.medpaget oday.com/
> Public
> 
> http://www.theday. com/article/
> 20100...
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