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Alzheimer's Research Fraud Case Set for Trial
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 2:03 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Baltimore Sun) - Two Harvard teaching hospitals and a prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher accused of using falsified data to obtain a government research grant are set to stand trial after a federal appeals court said this week that a lower court erred when it dismissed the case.

The lawsuit accuses Marilyn Albert, a former professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she was conducting research, of submitting a grant application based on manipulated data.

The data showed results from a trial were scientifically significant when in fact they were not, according to the lawsuit.


If the defendants are found guilty, they could pay as much as $45 million to the U.S. government.


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