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So why did Krishna Menon lie, and why

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Ligander   Wednesday, 03/09/11 01:00:33 PM
Re: LilKahuna post# 47091
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So why did Krishna Menon lie, and why does NNVC still support him?

Saying he published articles about other drugs does not make him the inventor of Alimta. It's like asking if Menon ever made a table and hearing "well, he made 200 chairs".

Great, but that wasn't the question.

NVVC put out a press release sayung...

Dr. Menon is a well known Pharmaceutical Scientist and Executive. He was awarded the Employee of the Year, Presidents Award (1999) at Eli Lilly, where he was a co-inventor of two drugs GEMZAR and ALIMTA which account for nearly one billion dollars in annual sales. Prior to that, he was Senior Research Scientist at Bayer. At present, he is on the board of directors of KARD Scientific, MA, and Biological Supplies, NY, and scientific advisor to Nexus Pharmaceuticals.

http://www.aegis.com/NEWS/BW/2005/BW050609.html

We now know that this information is false. He certainly wasn't "co-inventor" of those drugs. His name appears nowhere on the patents. Those who actually invented the drugs say he had a minor role.

Menon admits himself that he lied...

When asked about these inconsistencies during a brief follow up phone interview with Menon, he stood his ground, at least at first. "I am one of the creators" of the Eli Lilly drugs, he said at the start of the phone call.But as the conversation progressed, he began to downplay his role to that of a member of a team that developed the drugs, and finally explained that his work was actually limited to animal testing.

http://www.zoominfo.com/search#search/profile/person?personId=1289170051&targetid=profile

Contrary to the claims of some here, the magazine never issued a retraction of the article.

NNVC also claimed Menon holds patents that nobody can find: http://www.nanoviricides.com/NNVC%20presentation.pdf

Why, if these claims are true, does NNVC no longer make them?

Why, since they know they he has lied about his research history, does NNVC employ him to do their research?

In the future, Feelgood, please put some evidence behind your claims.




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