Clinton seeks heavy fines for breaching research ethicsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1491 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1491
- Fred Charatan
President Clinton is to ask Congress for authority to levy fines of up to $250000 (£156000) on medical researchers who violate federal rules on human research, and up to $1m on the universities that employ them.
Donna Shalala, Department of Health and Human Services secretary, said on 23 May: “The explosion in biomedical research has brought new challenges as more researchers are becoming involved in commercial ventures that may create new ethical dilemmas. Today's actions …