excellent piece on the latest controversies swirling around psychiatric research misconduct at the University of Minnesota. But the real news may be that former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson has weighed in on the debate. He has written to the Board of Regents to ask how many psychiatric research subjects have died or been seriously injured in research studies at the U. (As you may recall, I have been trying to get the IRB records that would help answer that question since October.) Carlson also says: "They are trying to pretend that mentally ill people are competent to give consent," motivated "by the vast amount of money involved."
Read it for yourself, and don't forget to come to McNamara at noon for the vigil in protest of psychiatric research abuse at the U.