A generation ago, the drug industry accounted for about a third of clinical trials, while academic medical centers, using largely government funds, accounted for two-thirds of the tests. Today, that ratio is reversed. One estimate I’ve seen suggested industry spends over $20 billion a year on clinical trials, well over half of its collective research and development budget.
The time has come to ask whether our privatized system of clinical trial research is serving the nation’s health. The fact that a drug like Zetia can be approved and sold to millions of people for nearly a decade without any evidence that it actually saves lives is absurd.
‘Dramatic art professor Bobbi Owen is the only person facing disciplinary action [for the University of North Carolina bogus courses scandal] who has tenure. Owen was senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2014. According to Wainstein’s report, she asked Nyang’oro to cut back the volume of his independent studies. Despite being aware of issues, Owen apparently did not mention them to “anybody above her in the administration,” the report said.’ - Owen needs to explain more than her failure to mention to anyone a grotesque situation in the AFAM department. In response to a “Board of Governors member ...
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