Corporate Compliance

Anesthesiologist falsifies medical research, faces fines and jail time

Compliance Monitor, January 20, 2010

A federal judge charged Scott Reuben, chief of acute pain at Bay State Hospital in Springfield, MA, with falsifying medical research studies, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
The DOJ alleges Rueben solicited and obtained research grants from pharmaceutical companies to perform research studies on pain management. After receiving the grants, Rueben allegedly made up patient data and submitted the data to medical journals, which published his false research findings.
If convicted, Rueben faces up to 10 year in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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