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Drug company employee who queried trial wins appeal

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.307-a (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:307
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A former medical research manager in a drug company has won his appeal against a claim for damages awarded against him after he took his concerns about the doses of a drug in a trial to medical ethics committees without informing his employers.

    Dr Koos Stiekema has won an appeal over damages

    Dr Koos Stiekema had been found guilty of breaching obligations of confidentiality to the Dutch pharmaceutical giant Organon, causing the company “considerable financial disadvantage.” But the Amsterdam appeal court has ruled that Dr Stiekema faced a “conflict of duties” …

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