health community is up in arms over the discovery that a highly-respected
and influential clinical researcher, Dr. Scott Reuben, fabricated the data
used in over twenty pharmaceutical studies published in peer-reviewed medical
journals. Read the full NaturalNews report on this topic here: http://www.naturalnews.com/025833.html
studies promoted the safety and "benefits" of drugs like Bextra
(Pfizer), Vioxx (Merck), Lyrica, Celebrex and Effexor. The lead researcher
on these studies, Dr. Scott Reuben, was being paid by Pfizer and Merck,
so there's a verified financial connection between this clinical researcher
and at least two of the drug companies that benefitted from his fabricated
carefully the names of the medical journals that published Dr. Reuben's
fabricated data (see below). These so-called "science journals"
claim to be peer-reviewed, which means these studies were approved by multiple
scientists who agreed with the findings.
this scandal reveals is that even peer-reviewed medical journals cannot
be trusted to publish truthful, accurate information about pharmaceuticals.
In fact, they are just as much a part of the Big Pharma / FDA conspiracy
as the pill-pushing researchers who fabricate these studies, in my opinion.
only honest medical science journal I've found is PLoS Medicine http://medicine.plosjournals.org.
Everything else I've seen is just tabloid medicalized fiction sandwiched
in between pages of false advertising.
conventional doctors, for all their self-proclaimed intelligence and scientific
skepticism, were universally hoodwinked by this faked data! Apparently the
best way to convince doctors that a drug is safe and effective is to just
invent whatever story you want and submit it to a medical journal, which
then gladly publishes it.
looking for a career as a fiction writer, the heck with authoring books
sold in the "fiction" section of the local bookstore... just write
for medical journals and drug companies! They pay is better and the fiction
is even more outrageous! Speaking
of fiction and false advertising, here's a list of studies authored or co-authored
by Dr. Scott Reuben who admittedly fabricated at least twenty-one of these
studies. Dr. Reuben was recently a faculty member at Tufts Medical School
and co-founder of the Orthopedic Anesthesia, Pain and Rehabilitation Society,
by the way. You can read more about his fraud in Scientific American
studies authored / fabricated by the shamed Dr. Scott Reuben Preventing
the development of chronic pain after thoracic surgery. Reuben SS, Yalavarthy
L. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Dec;22(6):890-903. Epub 2008 May 7.
No abstract available. PMID: 18834790
randomized trial on the role of perioperative celecoxib administration for
total knee arthroplasty: improving clinical outcomes.
Reuben SS, Buvenandran A, Katz B, Kroin JS. Anesth Analg. 2008 Apr;106(4):1258-64,
table of contents. PMID: 18349203
on the role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and coxibs in the management
of acute pain. Reuben SS. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2007 Oct;20(5):440-50.
Review. PMID: 17873597
effect of initiating a preventive multimodal analgesic regimen on long-term
patient outcomes for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
surgery. Reuben SS, Ekman EF. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jul;105(1):228-32. PMID:
the analgesic efficacy of administering celecoxib as a component of multimodal
analgesia for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.
Reuben SS, Ekman EF, Charron D. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jul;105(1):222-7. PMID:
the development of chronic pain after orthopaedic surgery with preventive
multimodal analgesic techniques. Reuben SS, Buvanendran A. J Bone Joint
Surg Am. 2007 Jun;89(6):1343-58. Review. PMID: 17545440
efficacy of postoperative perineural infusion of bupivacaine and clonidine
after lower extremity amputation in preventing phantom limb and stump pain.
Madabhushi L, Reuben SS, Steinberg RB, Adesioye J. J Clin Anesth. 2007 May;19(3):226-9.
pain after surgery: what can we do to prevent it. Reuben SS. Curr Pain Headache
Rep. 2007 Feb;11(1):5-13. Review. PMID: 17214915
analgesic efficacy of celecoxib, pregabalin, and their combination for spinal
fusion surgery. Reuben SS, Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Raghunathan K. Anesth
Analg. 2006 Nov;103(5):1271-7. PMID: 17056968
post-surgical pain management: a critical appraisal of current practice,
December 2-4, 2005. Rathmell JP, Wu CL, Sinatra RS, Ballantyne JC, Ginsberg
B, Gordon DB, Liu SS, Perkins FM, Reuben SS, Rosenquist RW, Viscusi ER.
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2006 Jul-Aug;31(4 Suppl 1):1-42. PMID: 16849098
modulation of central nervous system prostaglandin E2 by cyclooxygenase
inhibitors after vascular surgery. Reuben SS, Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Steinberg
RB. Anesthesiology. 2006 Mar;104(3):411-6. PMID: 16508386
incidence of complex regional pain syndrome after fasciectomy for Dupuytren's
contracture: a prospective observational study of four anesthetic techniques.
Reuben SS, Pristas R, Dixon D, Faruqi S, Madabhushi L, Wenner S. Anesth
Analg. 2006 Feb;102(2):499-503. PMID: 16428550
effect of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition on acute and chronic donor-site pain
after spinal-fusion surgery. Reuben SS, Ekman EF, Raghunathan K, Steinberg
RB, Blinder JL, Adesioye J. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;31(1):6-13.
block superior to general anesthesia. Reuben SS. Anesthesiology. 2006 Jan;104(1):207;
author reply 208-9. No abstract
available. PMID: 16394719
dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs compromise spinal fusion. Reuben
SS, Ablett D, Kaye R. Can J Anaesth. 2005 May;52(5):506-12. PMID: 15872130
on current issues in pain management for the primary care practitioner.
Acute pain: a multi-modal management approach. Carr DB, Reuben S. J Pain
Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2005;19(1):69-70. No abstract available. PMID:
effect of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition on analgesia and spinal fusion. Reuben
SS, Ekman EF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Mar;87(3):536-42. PMID: 15741619
prevention of post-surgical neuralgia. Reuben SS. Pain. 2005 Jan;113(1-2):242-3;
author reply 243-4. No abstract available. PMID: 15621388
on the affected upper extremity of patients with a history of complex regional
pain syndrome: the use of intravenous regional anesthesia with clonidine.
Reuben SS, Rosenthal EA, Steinberg RB, Faruqi S, Kilaru PA. J Clin Anesth.
2004 Nov;16(7):517-22. PMID: 15590255
the development of complex regional pain syndrome after surgery. Reuben
SS. Anesthesiology. 2004 Nov;101(5):1215-24. Review. No abstract available.
of efficacy of the perioperative administration of venlafaxine XR in the
prevention of postmastectomy pain syndrome. Reuben SS, Makari-Judson G,
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004 Feb;27(2):133-9. PMID: 15157037
effect of clonidine added to bupivacaine 0.125% in paediatric caudal blockade.
Joshi W, Connelly NR, Freeman K, Reuben SS. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jun;14(6):483-6.
perioperative use of cyclooxygenase-2 selective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs may offer a safer alternative. Reuben SS, Connelly NR. Anesthesiology.
2004 Mar;100(3):748. No abstract available. PMID: 15109000
of the safety and efficacy of administering rofecoxib for postoperative
pain management. Joshi W, Connelly NR, Reuben SS, Wolckenhaar M, Thakkar
Anesth Analg. 2003 Jul;97(1):35-8, table of contents. PMID: 12818939
of the analgesic efficacy of intravenous regional anesthesia with lidocaine
and ketorolac using a forearm versus upper arm tourniquet. Reuben SS, Steinberg
RB, Maciolek H, Manikantan P. Anesth Analg. 2002 Aug;95(2):457-60, table
of contents. PMID: 12145071
administration of controlled-release oxycodone for the management of pain
after ambulatory laparoscopic tubal ligation surgery. Reuben SS, Steinberg
RB, Maciolek H, Joshi W. J Clin Anesth. 2002 May;14(3):223-7. PMID: 12031758
regional anesthesia with clonidine in the management of complex regional
pain syndrome of the knee. Reuben SS, Sklar J. J Clin Anesth. 2002 Mar;14(2):87-91.
multimodal analgesia for anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Reuben SS,
Sklar J. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2002 Mar-Apr;27(2):225; author reply 225-6.
abstract available. PMID: 11915075
of the safety and efficacy of the perioperative administration of rofecoxib
for total knee arthroplasty. Reuben SS, Fingeroth R, Krushell R, Maciolek
H. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Jan;17(1):26-31. PMID: 11805921
preemptive analgesic effect of rofecoxib after ambulatory arthroscopic knee
surgery. Reuben SS, Bhopatkar S, Maciolek H, Joshi W, Sklar J. Anesth Analg.
2002 Jan;94(1):55-9, table of contents. PMID: 11772800