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Having a Whistleblowing Hotline Can Protect Your Organization

In my experience, a wrongdoer doesn’t go unnoticed; colleagues and external parties working for/with him are likely to know there is something wrong. It is, therefore, crucial for any organization knowing about potential misconducts as soon as possible. 257 more words


Veterans with PTSD are suing the Army to have their discharges upgraded

Army Times, By Meghann Myers, April 18, 2017

Two former soldiers who have been diagnosed with PTSD have filed a federal class-action lawsuit to have their general discharges upgraded, according to a complaint filed Monday in Connecticut. 545 more words

Review Article

Former Police Officer Arrested, Charged in TBI Theft & Misconduct Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a former police officer who is now facing charges of Theft and Official Misconduct. 157 more words


UPI: Study questions doctor judgement on personal social media accounts

UPI: Study questions doctor judgement on personal social media accounts. “Not even doctors are immune from inappropriate social media posts. Young doctors often have ‘unprofessional’ or offensive content on their Facebook profiles, a new study suggests. 25 more words

Research & Opinion

Having it both ways

In earlier critiques of Bad Medicine I’d wondered at the contradiction of regulatory authorities handing down $bn punitive fines for wicked off-label promotion of meds, while sponsoring trials that potentially expand the range of approved conditions and thus the on-label market. 705 more words


Worth a read: Perverse metrics and lost scientific integrity

Last week it was my turn to suggest a paper for our lab’s Reading Group. I chose this excellent piece by Edwards and Roy (2017) on the importance of maintaining scientific integrity in the 21st century climate of perverse incentives and hyper-competition. 261 more words


Life in corrupt science: when metrics become targets

Publish or perish’. The overused phrase describing career aspects in today’s academia. Whereas day-to-day work is rarely quite as grim, we all learn early on that our performance as scientists is very much measured by the number of publications, citations, and successful funding applications we produce. 811 more words