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Michael Briggs: pill research cheat

Professor Michael Briggs

A faker unmasked

Brian Deer reports on a scam
against millions of women

In an audacious fraud, Michael Briggs, an eminent British scientist working for the German drug firm Schering AG, fabricated a string of research papers on the safety of a generation of contraceptive pills taken by 10m women worldwide.

In this international investigation, Brian Deer catches the con-man.

The Sunday Times, 28 September 1986.

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