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Forty-Four Researchers Broke NIH Consulting Rules

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Science  22 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5734, pp. 546
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5734.546b

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An internal review of 81 National Institutes of Health researchers who consulted for industry since 1999 has found that 44 did not follow NIH ethics rules for such activities; nine cases are serious enough to be investigated for possible criminal misdeeds.