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Stanford University: On the cutting edge …

of non-compliance.

… [M]ore than a dozen of the school’s doctors were paid speakers in apparent violation of [Stanford’s conflict of interest] policy.

… Dr. Alan Yeung, vice chairman of Stanford’s department of medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine, who was paid $53,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. since 2009. In an e-mail, Yeung said he quit speaking for the company this fall.

“I take full responsibility for this error,” he said. “Even though I felt that these activities are worthwhile educational endeavors, the perceived monetary conflict may be too great.”

Child psychiatrist Hans Steiner was paid $109,000 by Lilly to deliver talks about a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In an e-mail, Steiner said he spoke in “very rural and other impoverished settings which only have limited access to experts like me.”…

Those poor schlubs! You would deny them experts like me!


The Stanford University Motto:

Adipiscitor pecuniam medicam cum ex digitis mortuis nostris revulseris.

(You’ll get our drug money when you pry it from our cold dead fingers.)

Margaret Soltan, December 20, 2010 8:17AM
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3 Responses to “Stanford University: On the cutting edge …”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    I thought it was “adipiscitor pecuniam medicam cum ex digitis mortuis nostris revulseris”

    perhaps “pecuniam de apothecariis acceptam” than “pecuniam medicam”?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I simply used Google Translator, tp. I had three years of Latin in high school, but this one was way beyond me.

    I’ll substitute your first suggestion for what I originally wrote.

  3. theprofessor Says:

    Google Latin would have been smacked silly by my high school Latin teacher.

    “adipiscitor” is a rather grand “second imperative”–“thou shalt obtain”

    What do the Classics types think?

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