The Minnesota Daily chastises the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for dismissing eight bioethicists’s call for an independent investigation into the suicide of Dan Markingson, a U student who participated in a U of M psychiatric research study: The University seems to think that because it was not held liable in court for Markingson’s death, Read more

Dr. Carl Elliott, a professor of bioethics and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and author of the book White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine dicusses conflict of interest in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries with MedCity News. Here’s an excerpt. Read the rest of the interview here. Q. Your book focuses Read more

  Just recently, the University of Minnesota approved a new conflict-of-interest ethics policy for its medical program, which has generated a certain amount of criticism. Perhaps with that in mind, listen to MPR’s Midmorning program, which discusses the increasingly market-driven nature of pharmaceutical research. Two bioethicists discuss how such commercialization raises questions about the quality of the Read more