Comment: 75% retracted Scientific Studies due to Fraud

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75% retracted Scientific Studies due to Fraud

This is something that continues to happen more frequently in scientific circles as this study shows that as much as 75% of retracted studies are because of falsification, fabrication, unethical conduct, and plagiarism

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529181145.htm

US Scientists Significantly More Likely to Publish Fake Research, Study Finds:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101115210944.htm

From the British Medical Journal:
A new study of the advertising material and marketing brochures sent out by drug companies to GPs in Germany has shown that about 94% of the information in them has no basis in scientific evidence.

http://www.bmj.com//content/328/7438/485.2

GlaxoSmithKline agrees to $3 billion settlement with Justice Department in largest sum of its kind over health care fraud.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/32178/...

Scientist Fabricates Cancer Data

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/32178/...

This is just a beginning...

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz