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1 UK, Scandal of drugtrial fraud by doctorsMon, 25 Aug 1997
Source:Daily Telegraph (Australia) Author:Boffey, Chris        Lines:86 Added:08/25/1997

Scandal of drugtrial fraud by doctors By Chris Boffey

TWENTY cases of alleged fraud by doctors involved in clinical trials of drugs are being investigated by pharmaceutical companies and the General Medical Council.

Doctors are accused of accepting money to conduct the tests and then falsifying the results. In some cases, it is claimed, patient consent forms have been forged.

The unprecedented number of cases have come to light following the scandal of Dr John Anderton, a senior renal consultant and former registrar at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, who was struck off last month for conducting a sham study over 15 months of the antiangina drug amlodipine. Trials by doctors with their patients' consent are vital in discovering whether new drugs work and if they have any sideeffects.

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