"A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist (Scott S. Reuben) allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies involving major drugs."
"Some of the studies reported favorable results from use of Pfizer’s Bextra and Merck’s Vioxx, both painkillers that have since been pulled from the market. Others offered good news about Pfizer’s pain drugs Lyrica and Celebrex and Wyeth’s antidepressant Effexor XR."
"Pfizer had funded some of Reuben’s research and had also paid him to speak on behalf of its medicines."
"...his attorney said Reuben “deeply regrets that this happened.” The attorney also referred to “extenuating circumstances,” but didn’t elaborate on what they were."
I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES ARE INVOLVED WITH THIS CASE OF SCIENTFIC MISCONDUCT. Should we dare guess$$$$$?