Anesthesiologist Accused of Fake Drug Studies

Federal agencies including the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the FBI have joined in an investigation of Dr. Scott Reuben, the former chief of acute pain at the Bay Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Fake drug study FDA clinical trialDr. Reuben was accused of faking clinical trials for pain medications including the Cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx by Merck and Bextra by Pfizer. The Associated Press reports that Dr. Rueben may have agreed to a plea bargain with the U.S. Attorney’s office in exchange for more lenient sentencing. The Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia and the Journal of Anesthesiology have pulled 13 of Dr. Reuben’s published articles. Read more:


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