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Consultant is suspended for inventing data for drug trial

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2261 (Published 07 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2261
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant community physician in north London has been suspended from practice for 12 months for research fraud after inventing patients for a clinical trial.

Devasenan Devendra, 41, lied repeatedly to the drug company Novartis after claiming to have recruited 69 patients for a trial comparing drugs for Muslims with diabetes who fast during Ramadan. The actual number was six.

The General Medical Council fitness to practise panel said suspension was necessary to mark …

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