Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Drug Execs Travel On UW's Dime

Check out the latest report from our friends at the Center for Public Integrity.

Food & Drug Administration employees have taken hundreds of trips since 1999 paid for by groups and universities that have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry, which the FDA regulates.

Number 10 on the overall list, and #3 among universities, was the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The report says the UW spent $47,000 on 50 trips for FDA employees.

UW-Madison is a heavyweight among research institutes, and has conducted clinical trials for Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and other drug companies.


Anonymous said...

Since when do the taxpayers have to pay twice for travel by goverment employee's. I bet these FDA employee's charge their expense accounts for these trips.

Anonymous said...

This is just in line with the general sinking of ethics into the sewer in this state. We have to start cleaning this up.

Anonymous said...

Hmm interesting