Commentary: Science Scandal or Ethics Scandal? Olivieri Redux
Bioethics 2007 February; 21(2): 111-115
Dr.Nancy Olivieri has become an icon of research integrity for her insistence on publishing adverse data about a drug she was investigating. She has been celebrated world-wide as a hero of biomedical ethics for her bravery in disclosing potential dangers to research subjects, in the face of both drug company threats and coercive pressures from her hospital and university. Like so many other 'whistle-blowers' however, she now faces both personal vilification and disturbing accusations of scientific error. The case against Olivieri is assessed and found to be baseless.
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Biomedical Conflicts of Interest: A Defence of the Sequestration Thesis -- Learning From the Cases of Nancy Olivieri and David Healy Schafer, Arthur (2004-02)No discussion of academic freedom, research integrity, and patient safety could begin with a more disquieting pair of case studies than those of Nancy Olivieri and David Healy. The cumulative impact of the Olivieri and ...