Saturday, February 28, 2015

Outside review faults University of Minnesota on research ethics

Article by: JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune                                                                                                The University of Minnesota needs stronger measures to protect people participating in its scientific research, according to an outside review that found “inconsistent and inadequate” practices to prevent vulnerable patients from being coerced into clinical studies.

The review, released Friday, strikes at the same issues critics raised about the recruitment of Dan Markingson, a man with schizophrenia who died by suicide in 2004 while participating in a U drug study. Markingson was enrolled by a psychiatrist who had been treating him and advising a judge whether the young man needed to be committed to an institution.                                         >Complete Report<

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