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An Alarming Two Thirds of All Scientific Publications and Research Retracted Found to Be Fraudulent

Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Globalist Report

Biomedical and life-science research publications retracted because of fraud by countryAN astonishing two-thirds of all biomedical and life-science research publications and research articles that have been retracted from the public domain have been retracted because of fraud.

An article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America reviewed more than 2000 scientific articles for reasons why they were retracted from public scrutiny and discovered that 67.4% of retractions were attributed to misconduct, of which includes fraud or suspected fraud (43.4%), duplicate publication (14.2%) and plagiarism (9.8%).

Also, the number of articles retracted from circulation has increased 10 times since 1975.

So what is biomedical and life-science research? According to Wikipedia, Biomedical research (or experimental medicine), is known as medical research, is the basic research, applied research, or translational research conducted to aid and support the body of knowledge in the field of medicine.

Most of the publications were published by authors from more than 55 countries. Of the 2,047 publications analysed, an unprecedented two-thirds of the publications retracted because of fraud or suspected fraud were from the United States, Germany, Japan and China.

The top three publications that had the most retracted entries were:

  • Journal of Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • The Journal of Biological Chemistry

However, the most alarming statistic from this publication is the fact that on average it took more than 32 months for the publications and research articles to be discovered and withdrawn.

Biomedical and life-science research publications Mean time-to-retraction by categoryPublications and research articles retracted because of fraud took an average 46 months to be discovered and withdrawn.

So what’s so alarming about having publications and research articles in circulation for so long before being discovered to be fraudulent? Well, the major problem is that decisions and policy development could be falsely derived from one of these publications, resulting in public policy based on false assumptions.

How many publications and research articles based on global warming and climate change have been and should be retracted because of fraud?

The authors of the article suggest that ‘the surge of retractions suggests a need to re-evaluate the incentives driving this phenomenon’ and presents solutions to resolve the phenomenon such as:

  • Biomedical and life-science research publications time interval between publication and retractionIncreased use of check-lists.
  • Improved training in logic, probability and statistics.
  • Enhanced focus on ethics.
  • The formation of a centralized database of scientific misconduct.
  • The establishment of uniform guidelines for retractions and retraction notices.

At the end of the day, the authors of these fraudulent publications are human, and it should be expected from time to time that mistakes will happen.

However, all of these peer-reviewed publications can exert great influence on decisions and the attitudes of many people, therefore the public should in no way tolerate such an epidemic.

  • james

    Thanks for the great article, Andrew. For those interested,it’s not about greed.

  • Just Thinking

    I have read (unable to tell you exactly where at the moment) that the pharmaceutical and chemical industry are THE #1 contributor to both of our political parties. I have also read that the FDA executives are all ex-chemical and pharma executives.

    I would also like to agree that mercury is a definite culprit for many afflictions in many adults and children. By the time a woman becomes pregnant she and the father have both been given injection after injection of mercury laced vaccines which are also passed on to children. The #1 question in my mind … why is there mercury purposely put in any that we are injected with, eat, or breathe in? The answer? Eugenics Henry Kissinger, the mouthpeace for the Rockefeller/Bilderberg organization calls us all “useless eaters”.

  • Alan

    What do you mean, Andrew? The government paid for them!

  • ruby

    its real simple….if you are BORN and RAISED in the US you conduct repeatable work….all others is garbage and they’ll do anything for paycheck…..(i bet if the study analyzed whether a native was the one who physically did the work (first authored) the study would be just the opposite, using these metrics its clear as day).

    ive seen it over 20 years but most clowns just wont admit it cause the help is cheap, they follow orders and keep their mouth shut (no nothin/say nothin/do nothin). i say kick em all out the country and give the grant money to natural born US citizen and let us get back to discovering things again….the rest of the world is stupid and a bunch of copy cats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.syme.1 Lynn Syme

    I’m a little suspect iro of credibility of the article for lack of referencing, date-lines and the fact that you have used Wikipedia as a source of information.

  • Colorblind Justice

    Great article, Andrew, but it needs a date/time-stamp on it. Please consider adding that useful information.

  • derwaffenss

    Title is lies

  • simon

    Andrew what kills me is , why is our Aust Govt trusting the damn US studies when it comes to medicine? and why the hell they approve most of the medicines from the US, just because they said it was safe? why cant our own scientists do their own testing and findings , their must be some fraud on our end you think?

    • Ken McMurtrie

      Australian scientists are fundamentally funded by the government which just follows the US like a lamb. Scientists’ corruption is indicated by their support of the Carbon Tax and GMO’s.
      Why would they be likely to publish findings in the medical arena that are contrary to the US and other globalist agendas?

  • simon

    what ever field you look at heaps of fraud in it , Wether its global warming , medicine , Food safety via Monsanto ect.

    Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a “criminal racket” over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies. GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation’s pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an “overarching anticompetitive scheme” to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.

    How many people they have killed , only god knows, they are all criminals and on the take destroying humanity on this planet and must be bought to justice.

    • http://www.theglobalistreport.com/ Andrew Puhanic

      Well said Simon… I wonder how many government policies have been enacted that are based on false and fraudulent publications?