Media

Primary coverage of the Dan Markingson case

“Dan Markingson had delusions,” Paul Tosto and Jeremy Olson, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 18, 2008

The Death of Subject 13,” (4-part series), Paul Tosto and Jeremy Olson, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 18-20, 2008

“Making a Killing,” Carl Elliott, Mother Jones, August/September 2010

The Markingson Files“: a series by William Heisel for Reporting on Health, a project of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

“A Clinical Trial and A Suicide Leave Many Questions:” an ongoing series by Dr. Judy Stone for the Scientific American “Molecules to Medicine” blog.  Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.

“How the FDA Got the Markingson Case Wrong,” Carl Elliott, Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, March 3, 2011

Dr. Charles Schulz and Seroquel studies

“U doctor scrutinized over drug research,” Jeremy Olson, St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 19, 2009.

“Once-secret drug-company records put U on the spot,” Maura Lerner and Janet Moore, Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 19, 2009

Charles Schulz under scrutiny for Seroquel study suicide,” City Pages, February 2, 2011

“The Seroquel scandal: A Minnesota psychiatrist’s ethical lapses are suspected,” Maia Szalavitz, Time, February 3 2011

The deepening mystery over Seroquel Study 41 and Charles Schulz,” Carl Elliott, Fear and Loathing in Bioethics blog, February 27, 2013.

“Did the University of Minnesota destroy disputed Seroquel study records? The mystery of Study 41 continues,’ Carl Elliott, Fear and Loathing in Bioethics blog, March 2, 2013.

University of Minnesota faculty members ask Board of Regents for an investigation

Dan Markingson’s 2004 suicide: U of M faculty seek investigation, Andy Mannix, City Pages, December 6, 2010.

Minnesota Bioethicists Critique Their University, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Science Insider, December 7, 2010.

Bioethicists ask U of M Regents to appoint outside panel to review ethics of 2004 Dan Markingson case, Susan Perry, MinnPost, December 6, 2010.

“Profs seek outside review of ’04 drug trial suicide,” Evelina Smirnitskaya, Minnesota Daily, December 07, 2010

Board of Regents refuses to investigate

“University Exonerates Itself Over Seroquel Trial,” Ed Silverman, Pharmalot, February 28, 2011

“No Review Needed of 2004 Suicide, University of Minnesota Says,” Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Science Insider, February 8, 2011.

“Bioethicists respond to U of M Regents’ refusal to appoint outside panel,” Susan Perry, MinnPost, February 8, 2011.

Dispute over academic freedom at University of Minnesota

“GC Wades into Dispute Over Academic Freedom,” Shannon Green, Miami Daily Business Review, May 9, 2011.

“A Seroquel Clinical Trial And Academic Freedom,” Ed Silverman, Pharmalot, April 27, 2011

“U of M dispute over research ethics morphs into academic freedom flap,” Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, May 5, 2011.

“Freedom’s Just Another Word for . . . Restriction?” Alice Dreger, Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, April 27, 2011.

“In Request, Some University of Minnesota Faculty Members See an Effort to Silence Critics of Research Ethics,” Tushar Rae, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2011.

Minnesota Board of Social Work “corrective action” against CAFE study coordinator Jean Kenney

“Corrective Action” posted online

“Sanctions imposed in 2004 U drug trial death,” Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 12, 2012.

“Dan Markingson’s 2004 suicide: ‘Corrective Action’ issued to former U of M employee,” Andy Mannix, City Pages, November 13, 2012.

“U of M paid legal bills of former employee sanctioned over Dan Markingson case,” Andy Mannix, City Pages, November 19, 2012.

“What Problems? Seroquel Research & A University,” Ed Silverman, Pharmalot, November 13, 2012.

‘Corrective action’ in Markingson trial case,” Cody Nelson and Katherine Lymn, Minnesota Daily, November 13, 2012.

“How not to run a drug study: the University of Minnesota puts on a clinic,” Matt Lamkin, Stanford Law and Biosciences blog, December 12, 2012.

Controversy over mysterious study documents

March 9, 2013 letter from Carl Elliott to FDA Division of Scientific Investigations about “evaluation to consent” documents

March 9, 2013 letter from Carl Elliott to HHS Civil Rights about possible HIPAA violations

“Controversy over U of M clinical trial has heated up again,” Susan Perry, MinnPost, March 22 2013.

“A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 5: The Case of the Mysteriously Appearing Documents,” Judy Stone, Scientific American Molecules to Medicine blog, March 12. 2013.

“Drug study recruiting at U of M questioned,” Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 28, 2013.

“U disputes claim of ‘rubber-stamping’ patients into drug research,” Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 20, 2013.

Disputes over tactics of University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg

“As Rotenberg leaves U, left behind is petition on Markingson case,” Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, April 9, 2013

“Academic health centers’ bare-knuckled litigation tactics,” Matt Lamkin, Stanford Center for Law and Biosciences blog, September 15, 2011.

“When university attorneys play hardball,” Carl Elliott, Chronicle of Higher Education Brainstorm blog, April 11, 2012.

“Call for fact-checking over transcription: Questions journalists should ask about a psych drug trial suicide,” Carl Elliott, Health News Review, May 24, 2013

“Threats, Libel, Calls for FDA & Government Action – and a Petition to the Governor: Research Ethics Morass at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Continues,” Christian Munthe, Philosophical Comment blog, March 12, 2013.

“A New University of Minnesota Mystery-The Curious Departure of Mark Rotenberg,” Judy Stone, Scientific American Molecules to Medicine blog, April 11, 2013.

Petition editorials and coverage

“University of Minnesota research case needs scrutiny,” Carl Elliott, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 13, 2013.

“University of Minnesota research case is not a scandal,” Aaron Friedman, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 16, 2013.

“Pay no attention to the bloody corpse in the bathroom,” Carl Elliott, Medium, June 15 2013. 

“Investigate the University of Minnesota,” Matt Lamkin, Stanford Law and Biosciences blog, March 4, 2013.

“Latest on the Markingson case at U Minn,” Howard Brody, Hooked blog, March 13, 2013.

“The worst of all possible IRB worlds,” Alice Dreger, Psychology Today blog,  March 15, 2013.

“On signing the Markingson petition,” Zach Schrag, Institutional Review blog, March 17, 2013.

Bring medical misdeeds into the light,” Carl Elliott, CNN.com, May 30, 2013.

“Serving patients to pharma,” Diana Kwon, McGill Daily, May 27, 2013.

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  1. […] Mother Jones article, “Making a Killing,” was published in 2010.  Since then, there has been extensive news coverage of alleged research misconduct at the University.  During this period, faculty members at the […]

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