A Smokescreen at VCU

May 22, 2008 | Blog

Today’s New York Times reports on a restrictive research contract that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has with Philip Morris USA–both based in Richmond, Virginia–that gives the tobacco giant veto power over the publication of academic studies by faculty. VCU’s VP of research acknowledges that the contract violates the university’s own guidelines for industry-sponsored research.

Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

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