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The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold “HRT”

  • Adriane J. Fugh-Berman mail

    ajf29@georgetown.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000335
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Author

Adriane J. Fugh-Berman
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ajf29@georgetown.edu

Competing Interests

Dr. Fugh-Berman was a paid expert witness on behalf of plaintiffs in the litigation referred to in this paper. She was not paid for any part of researching or writing this paper. Dr. Fugh-Berman directs PharmedOut, a Georgetown University-based project founded with public money from the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Grant program and currently supported by individual donations.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AJFB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: AJFB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: AJFB.