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Data Detective Exposes Fraud and Mistakes in Leading Clinical Trials

A small number of diligent people is rooting around scientific records for suspicious data in clinical research. Anaesthetist for England’s National Health Service John Carlisle is one of them. He has spotted numerous problems in a large number of research papers, and his findings have led to hundreds of retracted papers, due to both misconduct and mistakes. Even a leading medical journal has changed its practice after a few Carlisle’s discoveries.