USA: Duke’s Junk Science Kills

Posted on July 7, 2011


USA: The NYT ran this scathing story yesterday about Duke University’s colossal genetics research testing failure that lead to the deaths of patients enrolled in clinical trials, patients who were sent to Duke to get a treatment lauded to be nothing short of miraculous. Junk science and the persuit of lucrative research money were put before patient safety. Of course, we all know that patients are as expendable as white mice. What’s important here is the money, the fame, the money, job security and, oh, did I mention the money? Thanks to Gina Kolata for this story, and to M.D. Anderson researchers Kevin Coombs and Keith Baggerly for exposing Duke’s secrets.