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Research Misconduct in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Joseph Ana,

    Affiliations: Calabar Women and Children Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria

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  • Tracey Koehlmoos,

    Affiliation: ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Richard Smith mail,

    Richardswsmith@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliation: UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lijing L. Yan

    Affiliation: The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China

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  • Published: March 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001315

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Case study Dr Singh

Posted by Sunil1 on 04 Apr 2013 at 09:10 GMT

About the Singh story in the article, I think that it would have helped to understand better, if authors had given some minimum information about the kind of research work or interventions done by him. Saying that "he is a private practioner", only means that he works for a non-governmental (private) hospital, but it does not explain what kind of work and in which area of medicine he works.

No competing interests declared.

RE: Case study Dr Singh

Richard1 replied to Sunil1 on 05 Apr 2013 at 15:35 GMT

Dr Singh's work is on preventive cardiology, particularly diets that protect against heart disease. You can read a very full account of this whole case in the BMJ.(1)

1 White C. Suspected research fraud: difficulties of getting at the truth. BMJ 2005; 331: 281-8.

Competing interests declared: I am one of the authors of the paper and when editor of the BMJ tried to establish whether Dr Singh's work was fraudulent.