Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tougher NIH rules about financial conflicts in danger of being watered down

Share I realize this is the dead of summer and every journalist who isn’t on vacation is captivated by the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal. But while everyone is looking the other way, the National Institute of Health’s proposed new rules about … Continue reading

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UPenn President is urged to resign as chair of Obama’s bioethics commission for ignoring scientific misconduct allegations

Share The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) has called on President Obama to remove Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania’s president, as chair of his presidential commission for the study of bioethical issues. The reason: Gutmann did nothing to sanction the … Continue reading

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Biederman and colleagues at Harvard get a slap on the wrist

Share Harvard Medical School finally wrapped up its three-year-old investigation of Dr. Joseph Biederman and two colleagues accused of failing to disclose extensive financial conflicts of interest, with essentially a slap on the wrist. In 2008, Congressional investigators accused the … Continue reading

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