Ten years later, the shadow of the case of Dan Markingson still hangs over the University of Minnesota. The details still shock: Markingson, a schizophrenic man, joined a U of M clinical drug trial for the antipsychotic Seroquel. For months during the study, Markingson's mother tried to warn of her ... More >>
Eight years after a 26-year-old committed suicide while enrolled in a clinical drug trial at the University of Minnesota, the state Board of Social Work has issued "corrective action" on study coordinator Jean Kenney. In 2004, Dan Markingson brutally stabbed himself to death while participating in ... More >>
Late last week, a letter from a Washington D.C. law firm arrived in U of M President Eric Kaler's inbox. In it, attorneys representing an adult-stem cell company named Celltex demanded to know who authorized a bioethicist named Leigh Turner to request an official investigation of Celltex by the F ... More >>
Dr. Carl Elliott, a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota, has found himself caught in the middle of a fight between a controversial stem-cell company executive and Slate magazine. Elliott wrote a commentary for Slate called "The Celltex Affair." The subject of the article was Glen ... More >>
A quick glance at our list of the most popular City Pages print features of 2011 and it seems the year was filled with more than a few scandals. Scandal in the senate office, behind the scenes of our school boards and the offices of our medical professionals. Even the Food Network wasn't safe fr ... More >>
Courtesy Maran Wolston.Maran Wolston developed symptoms of MS in 2006.For Maran Wolston, learning she had developed Multiple Sclerosis was frightening enough. But the treatment was a horror in itself. Wolston, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota, believes she received years of questi ... More >>
Courtesy Carl Elliott.Elliott calls the FDA's report a white wash.Carl Elliott, a University of Minnesota bioethics professor, is attacking the findings of a Federal Drug Administration investigation that cleared the college of any wrongdoing in the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson, a patient e ... More >>
Weiss still blames U of M researchers for her son's suicide.In the past few weeks, the Minnesota Daily's opinions section has hosted a heated debate on how the University of Minnesota should handle controversy surrounding the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson. Today, Markingson's mother entered ... More >>
Courtesy of Mill City Video ServicesThe author of the allegations disputes the U of M's response.The University of Minnesota has found no violations in an internal investigation into Department of Psychiatry Chair Dr. Charles Schulz, according a letter signed by Mark Rotenberg, the college's ... More >>
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in a study through the U of M.The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents will not organize an independent investigation into the events surrounding Dan Markingson's 2004 suicide, according to a letter signed by Regents ... More >>
Is U of M department of psychiatry chair in the pocket of AstraZeneca?
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in an experimental study at the U of M.University of Minnesota counsel Mark Rotenberg will meet with the Board of Regents to discuss a letter requesting an independent investigation into events surrounding Dan Markingson's ... More >>
Patricia Becht pled guilty and was sentenced today for killing her 10-year-old son and trying to kill her 11-year-old daughter.
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