Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gov. Arne Carlson: "It is time to eradicate this stain on the reputation of a splendid university."

"The announcement by the legislative auditor that he will be reviewing the drug-testing program at the University of Minnesota is welcome news. Most of the concerns revolve around the suicide of an enrollee, Dan Markingson, in May 2004. However, the ongoing problems center on large amounts of money being afforded universities by drug companies in return for extensive testing of experimental drugs on human subjects. At best, it brings together a problematic mixture of conflicts of interest and human tragedy."

In the Minneapolis Star Tribune, former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson praises the upcoming review of psychiatric research at the U by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

1 comment:

  1. I was one of the research subjects at the U of M and suffered terribly. Dr. Olson and Liz Bradley and Bell Khuu got me to do the study while I was incompetent. I hope Dr. Olson goes to jail.