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Blowing the Whistle on Medical Research

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Carl Elliot's new book is "The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No." (Courtesy of Alice Luce)

In 2010 bioethicist Carl Elliott published an extensive article detailing the red flags in a drug study that resulted in the death of one of the human subjects. But instead of the outrage and oversight he expected, the university defended its researchers and Elliott was ostracized by his colleagues. In his new book “The Occasional Human Sacrifice” Elliot shares his experience and those of other whistleblowers in the medical research world. We’ll talk with Elliot about why medical institutions make such formidable enemies, and why the people who revealed some of the biggest medical research scandals refused to stay silent.


Carl Elliott, professor of philosophy, University of Minnesota; author, "The Occasional Human Sacrifice"


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