'A Lie and a Sham'

DrugMonkey says that co-first authorship on scientific papers is "a lie and a sham and an embarrassment to our profession." PIs and lab heads should make it clear to the researchers working under them that there is no such thing as "co-equal" and that the very idea is a "valueless sop," DrugMonkey adds.

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