Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wendy Rogers: "Dan Markingson: a study in research misconduct"

Wendy Rogers of Macquarrie University writes:

"As someone who has worked in research ethics for many years, I feel that I have a pretty good understanding of how and where things go wrong in the research ethics review process. Such a process can never be perfect – human judgment is involved and there will inevitably be problems that slip through the net. However, the events surrounding Dan Markingson’s recruitment into an industry-sponsored trial of Seroquel (quetiapine) and his subsequent death are less an issue of what slips through the net and much more an indictment of the corrosive powers of commercial interests which make a mockery of the safety net of human research ethics review."

Read the rest in IJFAB.

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