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Author of H1N1 article lied about credentials

An article touting a new H1N1 vaccine that appeared on the Web site American Chronicle identifies the author as someone who works for Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. The problem is that the author, “Dr. Pablo Romanus,” has never worked, consulted or contracted with Public Citizen in any way. In fact, we’ve never heard of Romanus and have no idea if he’s even a real person.

The Street.com’s Adam Feuerstein brought the Romanus article to our attention when he called us Monday. Feuerstein raises questions about Romanus in his blog post “Cel-Sci Booster’s Identity in Question.”