How big pharma markets illness and disease

How big pharma markets illness and disease

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“At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives.” –John Kopchinski, former Pfizer sales representative.

Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck (opinion)

(NaturalNews) 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.

http://www.naturalnews.com/028194_Scott_Reuben_research_fraud.html

Former Pfizer representative charged with health care fraud

http://www.theday.com/article/20100115/NWS01/100119833/1047