Panel Undercuts Critics of Bone Study

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ST. LOUIS — A Washington University investigative panel said there was insufficient evidence to conclude a former Army surgeon on its faculty had falsified data for a study about a Medtronic Inc. bone-growth product.

The university’s Committee on Research Integrity, in a report viewed by The Wall Street Journal, concluded that the central allegation of data fabrication against orthopedic surgeon Timothy R. Kuklo “must be dismissed.” The committee wrote that it “unanimously concludes that the allegation of fabrication and/or falsification of data in the manuscript is not supported by a preponderance of …

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