Scientific papers polished by PR writers are part of the basic marketing strategy for pharmaceutical companies. This accusation of ghost-writing of scientific papers by public relations firms on behalf of drug companies was made last August.
Ghost-writing did indeed take place, it was by employees of the drug company (GSK) but the investigation conducted by the University has cleared its psychiatrists of any research misconduct!! The researchers accused were not even reprimanded for their lack of judgement in using PR ghost writers let alone the subject of any strictures for their lack of writing skills.
I wonder how much research money comes to the University from GSK every year?