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Serum samples in clinical study were manipulated

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7131.628 (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:628
  1. R Szibor, Professor of natural sciences,
  2. W Kuchheuser, Physician,
  3. C Luley, Professor of medicine,
  4. D Krause, Professor of forensic medicine
  1. Institute for Forensic Medicine, University of Magdeburg, D-39120 Magdeburg, Germany

    EDITOR—Smith has announced that a Committee on Publication Ethics had been formed as a response to the increase in misconduct in research, as, for example, in the case reported by Dyer in the same issue. 1 2 Pharmaceutical companies should be anxious to detect and disclose any cases of research fraud because they may affect the credibility of the companies' clinical drug studies. We present here an example to show that methods are available for this purpose. A pharmaceutical manufacturer asked us to …

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