A federal judge sentenced a Florida nurse practitioner and a Florida woman to prison terms today in connection with their participation in a conspiracy to falsify data related to clinical drug trials.
A shocking Research Misconduct/data falsification in clinical trials story from the US. The prison term and restitution fine handed down by the court reflects the consequences of corrupting the body of evidence that is used to determine if a medical treatment is efficacious and safe.
“By falsifying clinical trial data, the defendants undermined a crucial component of the drug approval process,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Justice Department will continue to work with its partners at the Food and Drug Administration to investigate and prosecute anyone who engages in this conduct.”