Merck published fake “peer-reviewed” journal

From blog.bioethics.net:

It’s a safe guess that somewhere at Merck today someone is going through the meeting minutes of the day that the hair-brained scheme for the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine was launched, and that everyone who was in the room is now going to be fired.

The Scientist has reported that, yes, it’s true, Merck cooked up a phony, but real sounding, peer reviewed journal and published favorably looking data for its products in them. Merck paid Elsevier to publish such a tome, which neither appears in MEDLINE or has a website, according to The Scientist. (read the rest)

Not even gonna bother commenting. I’ll leave that up to y’all if you want to.

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters

1 Response

  1. Only, in todays ‘Through The Looking Glass’ Socialist Oligarchy wherein we’re Hobgoblined with the ‘Do or Die’ necessity of Public/Private Partnerships, …… because the needed expertise to Regulate Industry can’t be located Outside of the Industry itself, …… can we find such Cheshire Cat Grins,

    and dead patients.

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