Communications & News Archive

Drugmaker Paid Doctors with Problem Records to Promote its Pill

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CNN Investigates

NEW!! One physician had his prescription pad taken away after he repeatedly failed tests assessing his competency. Another was banned from treating mentally ill inmates and accused of endangering nursing home patients by prescribing excessive dosages of medications.  At least three others had criminal convictions for illegal prescribing.

Drugmaker's ties to nonprofits pose 'conflict of interest

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CNN

CNN - A leading advocacy group for Alzheimer's patients has stopped accepting funding from a Southern California drugmaker following a CNN investigation into the company that sparked a government probe.

Idaho State uncovers COIs, misuse of funds at research center

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Tech Transfer Central Industry-Sponsored Research

An investigation of financial misdeeds at an Idaho State University research and innovation center has cost the director of the center his job, and maybe more as the findings are now with the local prosecutor’s office.

Watch: Brookings Institute on Conflict of Interest

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Brookings Institute

video icon from Brookings Institute — OGE Director Walter Shaub asks Trump to do more to resolve conflicts of interest. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director of U.S. Office of Government Ethics announces that Donald Trump’s attempts to resolve his conflicts of interest are inadequate, adding that divesture is not too high a price to pay to be president of the United States of America.
 

The Array of Conflicts of Interest Facing the Trump Presidency

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The New York Times 

From The New York Times —Donald J. Trump’s global business empire will create an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest for a United States president, experts in legal ethics say.

Trump’s Conflict-Of-Interest Problem

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The New Yorker

From The New Yorker —"Are you planning on putting your assets in a blind trust should you become President?” the Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Donald Trump during a Presidential-primary debate in South Carolina, in January.

Spoiled Milk

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Inside Higher Ed

U of Maryland finds numerous problems related to conflicts of interest in a controversial press release about a brand of chocolate milk and treatment of concussions. 

Training: COI Disclosure: Details for AOs and FOs

The goal of this course is to go step-by-step through the process of submitting a COI disclosure in CoeusLite in order to gain familiarity with the process and the type of information investigators are being asked to provide and why.

Former UCSD Scientist Charged With Defrauding U.S.

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Inside Higher Ed

A former research scientist at the University of California at San Diego and his corporation admitted to illegally obtaining millions of dollars in government grants and contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Doctors draw critics for aid from drug firms

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Boston Globe

Critics say doctors who conduct a clinical trial while accepting personal payments from the company sponsoring the study can feel beholden to the drug maker.

Reaching for Silicon Valley

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The New York Times

Dr. Laskar’s downfall is an extreme illustration of the misunderstandings — and legal risks — that academics-turned-entrepreneurs have to navigate as they try to turn classroom concepts into successful companies.

Breaking the Seal on Drug Research

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The New York Times

Together with a band of far-flung researchers and activists, Peter Doshi is trying to unearth data from clinical trials — complex studies that last for years and often involve thousands of patients across many countries — and make it public.

NYU Researchers Arrested

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FBI U.S. Attorney's Office

Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Announce Criminal Complaint Against Three New York-Based University Researchers for Conspiring to Receive Bribes from a Chinese Company and a Chinese Government-Supported Research Institute

Choice for energy secretary has ties to oil, gas examined

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Boston Globe

President Obama expressed great confidence when he nominated Ernest Moniz, an MIT professor, to be secretary of energy, saying the renowned physicist could balance scientific rigor with the demands of private industry and knows that “we can grow our economy while still taking care of our air, our