A leading medical journal Thursday published an unprecedented “Expression of Concern” regarding the conduct of scientists on a study that, federal regulators concluded, may have exposed more than 1,000 elderly people to an increased risk of falling. The statement from the Journal of the American Medical Association, the first in its 129-year history, said that the scientists at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston and two other institutions were not “forthcoming” with journal editors about the potential risks.
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