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An overlooked lesson from Glantz harassment and fraud cases: tobacco is way out of FDA’s skill-set

by Carl V Phillips I have written repeatedly about how FDA is totally outside their comfort zone and skill-set in dealing with tobacco products. The most obvious example might be them trying to deal with data from e-cigarette manufacturers, which … Continue reading

Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit

by Carl V Phillips As my regular readers — or anyone who appreciates some really awesome schadenfreude — will know, two lawsuits were filed by female students against UCSF anti-tobacco nutcase and faux-scientist Stanton Glantz (technically they were postdoctoral fellows, … Continue reading

The travesties that are Glantz, epidemiology modeling, and PubMed Commons

by Carl V Phillips I was asked to rescue from the memory hole a criticism of a Glantz junk paper from a year ago. I originally covered it in this post, though I do not necessarily recommend going back to … Continue reading

The academic scandal hiding within the Stanton Glantz sexual harassment scandal

by Carl V Phillips By now you have probably heard about the lawsuit against Glantz by his former postdoc, Eunice Neeley. Buzzfeed broke the story here, which (like other reports) appears to be based entirely on the complaint filed in … Continue reading

NYT calls Trump a liar; critics fail to make it so clear about Glantz

[Update: For those who want more details of the criticism of the Dutra-Glantz paper, or are only interested in that and not the broader question of how to combat lies, I have posted a PubMed Commons comment here.] Further on the … Continue reading

Feynman vs. Public Health (Rodu vs. Glantz)

by Carl V Phillips I started rereading Richard Feynman’s corpus on how to think about and do science. Actually I started by listening to an audiobook of one of his collected works because I had to clear my palate, as it … Continue reading

An old letter to the editor about Glantz’s ad hominems

by Carl V Phillips I am going through some of my old files of unpublished (or, more often, only obscurely published) material, and though I would post some of it. While I suspect you will find this a poor substitute for … Continue reading

Sunday Science Lesson: What is “meta-analysis”? (and why was Glantz’s inherently junk?)

by Carl V Phillips The recent controversy (see previous two posts), about Stanton Glantz’s “meta-analysis” that ostensibly showed — counter to actual reality — that e-cigarette users are less likely to quit smoking than other smokers, has left some readers … Continue reading