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    Thursday, March 02, 2006

    Shenanigans: If this is true, it doesn't speak well for Proctor and Gamble:

    In 2002, Sheffield entered into a contract with P&G to collect Actonel data – the purpose of which was to determine how the drug prevented bone fractures, and how this related to change in bone resorption (the rate at which bone is removed) and bone mineral density. Consistent with research protocols in collecting data, Blumsohn was blind to which research subjects received Actonel and who got placebos. To later analyze the data, he needed its key, P&G’s “randomization codes.” Despite his repeated requests over 18 months, P&G denied him access to the data, even as it published ghost-written abstracts in his name falsely implying the therapeutic equivalence of Actonel to Merck’s Fosamax, the industry leader.

    Proctor and Gamble says the claims aren't true, or at least some of them aren't. No comment on the "ghost writing" thing:

    "Dr. Blumsohn asked to see the data directly, was provided access to this data on two specific occassions at his request, appeared satisfied with the additional access he was granted, and then he willingly presented the data at two medical meetings."

    Procter said it would provide data for independent review, and in an additional statement said that in hindsight, it should have spent more time communicating directly with Blumsohn "so we could have avoided these issues around how the study conclusions were reached."

    Blumsohn and a colleague received a $250,000 research contract from Procter in 2002 to analyze Actonel's relationship to fractures and impact on "bone turnover," the WS J reports.

    I had no idea research paid so well.

    posted by Sydney on 3/02/2006 08:59:00 AM 3 comments


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    By Blogger Luther, at 7:17 PM  

    Being a former employee of P&G it's hard to imagine they would do this. They follow rules and regulations like you wouldn't believe. They not only prefer, they demand, their employees maintain a high standard of education. You can sign up and attend any type training courses offered all over the country. P&G will pay for all schooling and expenses. When you work for them the sky is the limit. They have wonderful work ethics. I guess we will just have to see what comes of this.

    By Anonymous Cindy, at 9:21 PM  

    Sorry to burst your bubble Cindy!

    Take a listen to this:


    By Blogger insider, at 1:41 PM  

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