jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011

Academics who lend their names to Big Pharma ghostwriting schemes should be charged with fraud say university professors

A college student who pays his friend to write a paper for him is guilty of plagiarism -- and if he is caught, he could receive a failing grade or even be expelled from school.

But when drug companies secretly pay doctors or academics to pretend as though they wrote journal-published studies actually written by Big Pharma ghostwriters, it is considered a mere "marketing strategy." But two university professors are working to change this injustice by pushing for such cheats to be prosecuted for fraud."It's a prostitution of their academic standing, and it undermines the integrity of the entire...


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