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GMC reprimands doctor for research fraud

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:730
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Goran Jamal, a neurophysiologist well known for his work on the Gulf war syndrome and organophosphate poisoning, has been reprimanded by the General Medical Council after being found guilty of research fraud in a drug trial.

    The professional conduct committee of the GMC found Dr Jamal, aged 49, guilty of serious professional misconduct for falsifying his results in a multicentre trial of the drug Tarabetic, also known as Efamol, a constituent of evening primrose oil, intended for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Having played a major role in the preliminary work on the drug, …

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