TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka doctor who conspired to falsify data in a 2010 clinical trial of an allergy pill on human subjects won’t go to prison, but must make restitution to the pharmaceutical company that paid for the research.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 73-year-old Dr. Wayne Spencer was sentenced Monday to one year of supervised release and $36,000 in restitution.
Spencer pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to defraud and failing to maintain records in a clinical trial as required by the Food and Drug Administration.
Another defendant, Olathe nurse Lisa Sharp, will be sentenced March 23.
Both worked for Lee Research Institute, which was paid by Schering-Plough to conduct the clinical trial on the allergy medication. Spencer was the principal investigator and Sharp was the lead research coordinator.