Monday, December 6, 2010

University of Minnesota bioethicists call for investigation of clinical trial suicide

A group of eight University of Minnesota faculty members affiliated with the Center for Bioethics has asked the Board of Regents to investigate a death in an industry-sponsored clinical trial at the university.  Dan Markingson committed suicide in an AstraZeneca antipsychotic study in 2004.  The letter and background information can be found here.   Andy Mannix reports on the case for City Pages, while Thomas Lee's article for Med City News is here. Susan Perry also reports for MinnPost.

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