Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Prominent Acute Pain Researcher found guilty of fraud


BMJ 9th March. Dr Scott Reuben from Baystate Medical center in Massachusetts has admitted to fabricating data in 21 of his clinical studies. Some of these studies have been influential especially on use of celecoxib, Pregabalin and multimodal analgesia. One study described the outcome of 1200 patients having multimodal analgesia after knee surgery. Editorials discuss the problems caused by these highly cited studies and their effect on clinical practice. See Anesthesiology and Anesthesia and Analgesia.

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