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Mass. Doctor Allegedly Faked Studies

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A Massachusetts doctor is being accused of fabricating results in at least 21 published studies.

Dr. Scott Reuben, an anesthesiologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, has published dozens of articles on multimodal analgesia, the use of multiple drugs to relieve post-surgical pain.

Dr. Hal Jenson, Baystate's chief academic officer, tells The Boston Globe that a routine review last May found that some of Reuben's research had not been approved by an internal hospital review board.

That discovery led to an investigation completed in January that found Reuben had made up some or all of the data in 21 published papers over 13 years.

Reuben's lawyer, Ingrid Martin, said she cannot comment on the investigation, but he "deeply regrets" the situation.

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