Senior Dutch researcher sacked for manipulating data in rheumatoid arthritis drug trial

@article{Sheldon2013SeniorDR,
  title={Senior Dutch researcher sacked for manipulating data in rheumatoid arthritis drug trial},
  author={Tony Sheldon},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={347}
}
  • T. Sheldon
  • Published 23 August 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
A senior researcher in rheumatology at a leading Dutch university hospital has been sacked after admitting manipulating data in a clinical trial for the past three years. The Leiden University Medical Center has consequently halted the TIGER trial for which the researcher was responsible, a phase II patient study investigating the use of the drug omalizumab to treat rheumatoid arthritis (Anti-IgE therapy (omalizumab) in IgE-ACPA positive RA). Publications based on fraudulent data, which…