Alzheimer’s Scientist In Hot Water Over Pfizer Work

Law360, New York (December 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a leading Alzheimer’s scientist of moonlighting for Pfizer Inc. and illegally sharing part of his government research with the pharmaceutical giant.

On Monday, National Institute of Health scientist Dr. P. Trey Sunderland III was formally charged in a Baltimore court with felony criminal conflict of interest, marking a rare time that a federal scientist has been charged with criminal activity.

Prosecutors are taking the NIH researcher to task for his freelance consulting, which earned him an estimated $285,000 in private consulting fees...
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