Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Astroturf medical journal

Merck Makes Phony Peer-Review Journal
The Scientist has reported that, yes, it's true, Merck cooked up a phony, but real sounding, peer reviewed journal and published favorably looking data for its products in them. Merck paid Elsevier to publish such a tome, which neither appears in MEDLINE or has a website, according to The Scientist.

This is truly embarrassing.

Edit -
Jim Horton had the same reaction.

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