CROOK ALERT!! Army Doctor on Medtronic Payroll Falsified Study of Medtronic Bone Repair Product
Timothy R. Kuklo
3-2-09 NYTimes Harvard Med School Ethics Scandal
- Harvard Med School Gets an F in Medical Ethics
A Senate investigation of several medical professors, the F grade, a new state law effective July 1 requiring Massachusetts doctors to disclose corporate gifts over $50 are only now adding to pressure for change.
10-16-09 NYTimes--George Washington University Medical School Panel Finds that Medtronic Consultant, Dr. Kuklo, Committed "Research Misconduct"
- Panel finds Medtronic Consultant Committed "Research Fraud"
A Washington U Med Sch panel found that Dr. Kuklo committed "research fraud" in study of Medtronic bone growth product, "Infuse." Kuklo was an Army doctor and highly paid Medtronic consultant. He forged other Walter Reed drs. signatures to his study.
6-23-09 New Investigation of Dr. Kukla's "4-way" involving the U.S. Army, Medtronic and Washington Univ.http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/555543# Medical School
- Kukla's 3-way with Army, Medtronic and Washington U. Medical School
Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened a new investigation into outside financial relationships of a former Army surgeon who an Army inquiry found last yr. published falsified research on a Medtronic bone-growth product used on wounded Iraq veterans.
Army Doctor Falsified Study of Medtronic Bone Repair Product "Infuse"
5-13-09 NY Times. Duff Wilson and Barry Meier reported today that former Army surgeon at Walter Reed, Timothy R. Kuklo, who was receiving payments from Medtronic, falsified the results of an unauthorized study of Medtronic's bone growth product Infuse. Dr. Kukla is now an associate professor at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. The British medical journal which published the results of the Kukla's phony study has withdrawn the article. In addition to falsifying the results to make the product appear to be more effective, Kukla reported that the product was used in 138 cases, a number greater than Walter Reed could find records for, and he forged the names of four Walter Reed doctors falsely claiming that they were co-authors of his article. Dr. Kukla is a graduate of West Point and Georgetown University Law School. He declined to comment on the NYTimes article. Medtronic said it supported some of Kuklo's research at Walter Reed and that he remains a paid consultant of the company.
COMMENT: Kuklo should be fired by Washington University Medical School and lose his license to practice medicine! Regulations governing payments by pharmaceutical companies to doctors should be tightened.
Senator Grassley Seeks Data on Doctor
- Grassley Seeks Data on Doctor Accused of Falsifying Data on Medtronic Study of Infuse NY Times 5-19-
A top Republican lawmaker has opened an inquiry into a former Walter Reed Army Medical Center doctor whom the Army has accused of falsifying a medical study involving a product made by Medtronic, a company for whom he works as a paid consultant.
6/13/09 NY Times Medtronic Admits Paying Army Doctor
- Medtronic CEO Lied About Payments to Dr. Kuklo
The company said it paid an Army doctor, who is accused of falsifying research about a Medtronic product, to give speeches and train others earlier than was previously known.
Army Doctor Falsified Walter Reed Study of Medtronic Bone Repair Product Duff Wilson and Barry Meier in the NYTimes 5-13-09
- Army Doctor on Medtronic Payroll Falsifies Study on Medtronic Product
A former surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, who is a paid consultant for Medtronic, published a study that made false claims and overstated the benefits of the company’s product in treating soldiers severely injured in Iraq, the hosp
Drug Companies are Bribing our Doctors and Legislators
- CROOK ALERT!! BIG PHARMA IS BRIBING OUR DOCTORS AS WELL AS OUR LEGISLATORS
U.S. Doctors are Wined and Dined by Drug Sales Reps Four out of five U.S. doctors surveyed said they let drug and device makers buy them food and drinks despite recent efforts to tighten ethics rules and avoid conflicts of interest.
Medtronic Drops Kuklo, NYTimes 5-21-09
- Under Pressure from Sen. Grassley Medtronic Fires Kuklo
The medical device maker Medtronic said Wednesday that it had suspended its consulting agreement with a former military doctor accused by the Army of falsifying research involving use of one of the company’s products on injured soldiers.
Vermont Acts to Make Drug Payments Public NYTimes 5-21-09
- Vermont Will Require Drug and Device makers to Reveal Payments to Doctors
Cracking down on medical industry payments to doctors, Vermont has passed a law requiring drug and device makers to publicly disclose all money given to physicians and other health care providers, naming names and listing dollar amounts.