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Professor to face GMC over his claim to have seen full trial data

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 30 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3990
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The former research dean of Sheffield University’s medical school is to face a General Medical Council hearing over accusations that he falsely signed a declaration that he had seen all the data in a study of an osteoporosis treatment.

    Richard Eastell, who heads the bone research unit at Sheffield University, was research director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the time that the study, of which he was the lead investigator, was submitted to the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

    The GMC hearing later this year will be the latest development in a research ethics case that saw the other named investigator, Aubrey Blumsohn, who raised questions about the data, take a financial settlement to leave his job …

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