University of Minnesota Ends Recruiting of Research Subjects on Involuntarily Holds

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The University of Minnesota announced a change to its research ethics policies this month after coming under criticism “following the recruitment of a schizophrenia patient named Dan Markingson who died by suicide while enrolled in a drug trial,” the Star Tribune reports. Markingson, who died by suicide in 2004 during his participation in a study for three antipsychotic drugs, “was recruited, while under court commitment order, by a university psychiatrist who was running a study, treating Markingson and advising a judge on the terms of Markingson’s commitment.”

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