Report: Problems Continue in University of Minnesota Psychiatric Research
MINNEAPOLIS - A review finds continued problems with psychiatric research practices at the University of Minnesota.
The assessment is the latest following the 2004 death of a man who killed himself while enrolled in a university drug study.
The review was being distributed Thursday at the Board of Regents' audit committee. Among the findings was that a receptionist said she conducted psychotherapy visits and that a psychiatrist enrolled children in clinical trials without first getting written consent from parents.
University officials said in a letter accompanying the review that many of the problems are being addressed.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier investigated the death of Dan Markingson and found no evidence of wrongdoing by the university.
The latest review was conducted by a private consultant.