Fraud in Primetime

Medical fraud made the primetime news this week as CBS' 60 Minutes had a segment on Anil Potti and his allegedly fraudulent research, which led to his resignation from Duke University. Unfortunately, says Pharmalot's Ed Silverman, it wasn't until it was discovered that Potti had supposedly lied on his résumé about being a Rhodes Scholar that his research was examined in depth by Duke and shown to be problematic.

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