Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Anesthesiologist Dr. Scott Reuben, a prominent pain researcher, has been convicted of falsifying medical research studies.
From BMJ article:
Dr Reuben’s published studies concerned use of multimodal analgesia (a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors) to manage pain after surgery. The USSadly, he's authored 21 papers in the last 15 years per the BMJ article. Per a Google Scholar search, his name appears to be on many papers.
Department of Justice, which prosecuted him, said that his papers suggested that "multimodal analgesia would be as effective for pain, promote long-term healing, and avoid some of the side effects associated with opioid therapy."
Here's an AP link in case you can't access the BMJ article.