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The headline in Anesthesiology News is "Fraud Case Rocks Anesthesiology Community."
http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/index.asp?section_id=3&show=dept&ses=ogst&issue_id=486&article_id=12634
A pain management researcher is being accused of multiple forgeries. Read more... )

It's no excuse for Dr. Reuben's fraud to think about why he might have done it. I'm just thinking about how other researchers can be tempted to do the same sorts of things, and many of them make better choices. Part of the problem may be researchers and reviewers starting from True Belief or pet theories, relying on data to confirm them, rather than starting from the data and following where it leads.
"Dr. Shafer said that although he still believes “philosophically” in multimodal analgesia, he can no longer be absolutely certain of its benefits without confirmation from future studies."

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