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GlaxoSmithKline fires head of its China based research arm for misrepresentation of data

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3914 (Published 14 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3914
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has fired the head of its China based research arm and is seeking the retraction of an article in Nature Medicine after a company investigation found evidence of misrepresentation.

GSK announced the dismissal of the paper’s coauthor, neurologist Jingwu Zhang, a senior vice president and head of R&D China in Shanghai. A second author has resigned and three others are on …

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