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One Was Not Enough?

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The “Scientist” magazine blog posted a follow up on a report last week of a division of a ‘fake journal’. Yesterday a follow up post was made stating that the reported journal was not the only one of its type, which bore the imprint of Elsevier’s Excerpta Medica. The follow up post reported there were a total of 6 journals of the type mentioned in the original report. Elsevier issued a statement, which read impart…

“It has recently come to my attention that from 2000 to 2005, our Australia office published a series of sponsored article compilation publications, on behalf of pharmaceutical clients, that were made to look like journals and lacked the proper disclosures,” said Michael Hansen, CEO of Elsevier’s Health Sciences Division, in a statement issued by the company. “This was an unacceptable practice, and we regret that it took place.”

The full posting can be read here;

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  1. Matthew Loop May 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    More fraud and deception going on with the business of disease. If the Big Pharma lobby wasn’t so strong in Washington, they’d be on trial for all the blood on their hands in the name of profits. The major “medical” journals don’t scrutinize the articles nearly enough because most are funded directly by pharmaceutical companies..

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