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Merck To Relocate Its Headquarters

Posted by Jim Menoutis on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 01:18 PM

Since 1992, Merck has called  Whitehouse Station, NJ home to its corporate headquarters. Now followings its merger with Schering Plough in 2009, it has decided to close and shutter the facility, relocating its headquarters and some  2,00 employees and contractors to new digs scattered around New Jersey. And the company is billing the move as a sign of its increasing corporate.

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Topics: Roche, USP, Generic Version, Merck, Merck R&D, Merck Whitehouse Station, Generics, Life science research, Merck to Move, Sanofi

Study Finds Fraud Growing In Biomedical & Life-Science Research Papers

Posted by Jim Menoutis on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

Fraud in biomedical and life-science research papers has become a growing issue in recent years as more studies are retracted all the time.  Speaking to the Associated Press (here’s the AP story), the lead study author Arturo Casadevall, a professor of microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.,  said “Fraud in life sciences research is still minuscule and committed by only a few dozen scientific scofflaws. However, it causes big problems.”  The study, a new review of peer-reviewed journals finds the percentage of studies withdrawn because of fraud or suspected fraud has zoomed. In 1976, there were fewer than 10 fraud retractions for every 1 million studies published, compared with 96 retractions per million in 2007.

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Topics: Lifesciences, Life science research, fraud, biomedical Research, peer reviewed journals