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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:43 AM
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Feds Failed to Disclose Financial Interest
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January 11, 2005
Feds Failed to Disclose Financial Interest
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 8:22 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two of the government's premier infectious disease researchers are collecting royalties on an AIDS treatment they're testing on patients using taxpayer money. But patients weren't told on their consent forms about the financial connection.

Drs. Anthony Fauci and H. Clifford Lane, who helped invent the experimental interleukin-2 treatment being tested around the globe, even tried to alert patients about their royalties but were rebuffed by their own agency.

They're hardly alone.

More than 900 current and former scientists at the National Institutes of Health legally collected $8.9 million in such royalties last year for drugs and inventions they discovered while working for the government, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.

..more at AP
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