Institutional Pathology and the Death of Dan Markingson

TitleInstitutional Pathology and the Death of Dan Markingson
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsElliott, C
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Pagination65 - 79
Date Published2017/03//
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08989621
KeywordsClinical , Conflict , Human , Informed , Mentally , Misconduct , Moral , Organizational , research , Vulnerable
AbstractIn the spring of 2015, 11 years after a mentally ill young man named Dan Markingson stabbed himself to death in an industry-sponsored drug study, officials at the University of Minnesota suspended recruitment of subjects into drug trials in its Department of Psychiatry. University officials agreed to act only after a scathing investigation by Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor found damning evidence of coerced recruitment, inadequate clinical care, superficial research oversight, a web of serious, disturbing conflicts of interest, and a pattern of misleading public statements by university officials aimed at deflecting scrutiny. In this article, I examine the larger institutional factors leading up to Markingson’s suicide and prevented corrective action for so long.
NotesAccession Number: 120156573; Elliott, Carl 1; Affiliations: 1: Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Issue Info: 2017, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p65; Thesaurus Term: CONFLICT of interests; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: MENTALLY ill; Subject Term: CLINICAL drug trials; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; Subject Term: INFORMED consent (Medical law); Author-Supplied Keyword: Conflict of interest; Author-Supplied Keyword: human subjects ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: human subjects regulation and oversight; Author-Supplied Keyword: informed consent; Author-Supplied Keyword: misconduct in research; Author-Supplied Keyword: organizational and institutional ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics in university contexts; Author-Supplied Keyword: research on the mentally ill; Author-Supplied Keyword: vulnerable populations; NAICS/Industry Codes: 325410 Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance