Though the Department of Health and Human Services has yet to announce a ruling on the case, an inquiry committee of Penn faculty on Friday found no sign of plagiarism in last summer’s Paxil ghostwriting debacle. If you’ll recall, that was the one that made some mean nonpartisan watchdog group call for Amy G to step down from her post as chair of Obama’s Bioethics Committee.
Drs. Evans and Gyulai, the Penn psychology professors accused of research misconduct and plagiarism, were found to have “satisfied all authorship criteria” for the year in which their report was published, as the Inquirer reports. Their accuser, however, was not found to have fulfilled the journal’s requirements for a byline. Sucks to suck. It seems that (for now) the Quakers are in the clear. Now LEAVE AMY ALONE!