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Cavan McCarthy writes \"A Story from a \'Ghostwritten\' research claims There are fears that research is being twisted because doctors allow pharmaceutical firms to write biased academic papers in their names.
The problem may even affect scientific papers submitted to prestigious international journals.
It is suspected that some doctors are being paid many thousands of pounds to lend their reputation to articles with which they have had little involvement.
Sometimes a high-profile named \"author\" may not even have seen much of the data from which the study draws its conclusions.