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Brigham and Women's wants 1,600 employees to leave

The Globe reports Brigham and Women's Hospital has offered voluntary buyouts to 1,600 workers.

Separately, the hospital and parent Partners Healthcare have agreed to pay the federal government $10 million to resolve fraud allegations involving "manipulated and falsified information" used by three Brigham doctors to obtain federal stem-cell research grants.

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The whole medical research industry needs a good auditing. Even peer review has become somewhat tainted, in that there appears to be significant fraud in it. How can researchers and the general public rely on what's published when there's so much fake research published?
The DOJ apparently is on it. Good.

From the WAPO, 2015:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/18/outbreak-o...

And, for those who like their news fresh:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/107-cancer-papers-retracted-due-...

Granted, there's a difference between grant applications and peer review, but the first, if fraudulent, inevitably leads to the second.

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Even Partners is starting to feel the pinch of too many tertiary care hospitals in a single town:
MGH
BWH
BID
Tufts
Lahey
BMC
St. E

And that's just the nearby ones.

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St. E is not Partners; it's Steward

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