Researchers deny any attempt to mislead the public over JAMA article on arthritis drug

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:301
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Researchers at the centre of a row over data presented to JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, which showed the results of only the first six months of a trial of a new arthritis drug have defended their actions, following a controversial article in the Washington Post earlier this week (5 August).

    The newspaper article accuses researchers of intentionally giving a prominent gastroenterologist incomplete data on the safety of a popular arthritis drug so that he might write a more favourable editorial about their study.

    The editorial, published in the 13 September issue of JAMA (2000;284:1297-9) was cowritten by Dr Michael Wolfe, a gastroenterologist …

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