New cloud over controversial ex-Catalyst reporter

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.

Dr Demasi (pictured) 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 Adelaide Hospital, she was the lead author of a paper for the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

According to the website