State Audit Finds Ethical Issues in Drug Trial Suicide

March 23, 2015

(Minnesota Daily) – The University of Minnesota has halted enrollment in all psychiatric drug studies after a state legislative audit criticized its research ethics. The report released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor Thursday, looked into the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson, who was enrolled in an antipsychotic drug study at the University when he died. The report also found “serious ethical issues and numerous conflicts of interest,” which the report said University leaders and officials refused to acknowledge.