Saturday, May 08, 2010

Anniversary of Dan Markingson's death in a University of Minnesota clinical trial

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Dan Markingson, who committed suicide in a AstraZeneca-sponsored clinical trial at the University of Minnesota. The story was reported in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 2008; the university continues to deny responsibility. Pharmalot summarizes the story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank you for posting this. I hope the death of my son never becomes irrelevant, and that even more so his death can work to change the plight of hundreds of other mentally ill individuals so that they are allowed to get well and retake their places in society, and not be placed under the dictates of people like Drs. Olson and Schulz and the pharmaceutical companies.

Mary Weiss