A former chief of acute pain, the anesthesiologist Scott S. Reuben, faked 21 medical studies by falsifying data used in the studies, which were published in journals between 1996 and 2008. The studies claimed to show benefits from using drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex.
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer paid Dr. Reuben as a speaker and for some of his research.
Pfizer responded: "It is very disappointing to learn about Dr. Scott Reuben’s alleged actions. When we decided to support Dr. Reuben’s research, he worked for a credible academic medical center and appeared to be a reputable investigator."
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