A Master Imposter Who Became A Fake Doctor And Performed Real Surgeries

Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. lived for 60 years, and spent most of them pretending to be someone else. Or someones else, really; the man who came to be known as “the Great Imposter” adopted at least 10 identities, including a year-long stint as a (self-taught!) trauma surgeon during the Korean War. » 6/15/15 4:50pm 6/15/15 4:50pm

Academic fraud in China is getting out of hand

In a few short years, China has metamorphosed from a middling contributor to scientific knowledge into one of the most prolific research entities on the planet. But the country's meteoric ascent to scientific prominence – widely attributed to a flawed incentive system – has given unintentional rise to a lucrative… » 9/30/13 12:24pm 9/30/13 12:24pm

Scientific journals publish 20,000 fraudulent papers every year

Writing in Nature, science journalist Colin Macilwain exposes a little-known fact about articles published in reputable scientific journals. Every year, 20,000 of them are fraudulent. Scientists fudge their work in these papers about 1% of the time, and it adds up. But now, science institutions are starting to be… » 8/01/12 1:28pm 8/01/12 1:28pm

GlaxoSmithKline Handed a Whopping $3 Billion Fine... But Is It Enough?

Talk about making a statement: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was recently slapped with an unprecedented $3 billion fine for a series of questionable business practices dating back to 1998. The fine is the largest for healthcare fraud in US history — and a clear message from the US Department of Justice that… » 7/05/12 10:50am 7/05/12 10:50am