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Doctor accused of giving false information to drug trial

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7365.618/c (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:618
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A leading expert in the Gulf war syndrome gave false information to a study investigating the use of a drug for a complication of diabetes, the General Medical Council heard this week.

    Dr Goran Atallah Jamal, aged 49, is accused of falsifying data on the effects of the drug gamolenic acid (GLA), a constituent of evening primrose oil.

    Dr Jamal, a clinical neurophysiologist, carried out the research while working at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital between 1991 and 1994. He was principal investigator at the hospital, which was one of many centres participating in the phase III trial for …

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