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Medical council to investigate alleged research fraud

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7363.509/a (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:509
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The General Medical Council this week began an investigation into alleged research fraud relating to a study published in the BMJ five years ago. The principal author, Dr Mohammed Naeem Shaukat, then a British Heart Foundation research fellow, is accused of serious professional misconduct in handling research data dishonestly and misleading his coauthors and the BMJ.

    The article presented research into cardiac outcomes among patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary and concluded that patients of Indian origin fared dramatically …

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