We previously reported on a Pfizer incident. Apparently, it was the tip of the iceberg:
Six of the top medical journals published a significant number of articles in 2008 that were written by ghostwriters… [including] a 10.9 percent rate of ghostwriting in the New England Journal of Medicine… a rate of 7.9 percent in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 7.6 percent in The Lancet, 7.6 percent in PLoS Medicine, 4.9 percent in The Annals of Internal Medicine, and 2 percent in Nature Medicine.
The study will be published in JAMA.
Who you gonna call?