Slashdot has reported that Elsievier, the medical journal publisher has admitted publishing fake “peer-reviewed” journals sponsored by pharmaceutical companies such as Merck. Elsevier CEO Michael Hansen now admits that at least six fake journals were published for pharmaceutical companies and the company has a division tasked with publishing medical propaganda for money.

Now, several librarians say that they have uncovered an entire imprint of ‘advertorial’ publications. Excerpta Medica, a ‘strategic medical communications agency,’ is an Elsevier division. Along with the now infamous Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine, it published a number of other ‘journals.’ Elsevier CEO Michael Hansen now admits that at least six fake journals were published for pharmaceutical companies.”

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Merck created fake medical journal

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