Wednesday, December 3

More on the discredited Ecstasy research - you know, the one by Dr. George A. Ricaurte, where the monkeys weren't actually given Ecstasy but methamphetamine instead. (nytimes login:opensewer; password:iswatching)
Politics also play a significant role in drug research.
"It's hard to trust George," said Dr. Julie Holland, a professor of psychiatry at New York University who has edited a book on Ecstasy and wants to test it in psychotherapy. She accused him of "playing games with his data' to win more federal grants by making the drugs look bad."
For or against the war on drugs - shouldn't we all be in favor of transparent and honest science?