Questions over ex-Catalyst reporter's scientific research

Maryanne Demasi says any allegations will be "vigorously defended".

Questions have been raised about the reliability of scientific papers co-authored by former ABC Catalyst journalist Dr Maryanne Demasi (PhD) when she was working as a medical scientist.

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Dr Demasi was widely criticised following her controversial 2013 Catalyst episode on statins which was condemned for alleged bias and scaremongering.

Back in 2003, as a medical scientist at the Rheumatology Unit of Royal