Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor and a
researcher are accused of falsifying data in a clinical drug trial they were
paid to conduct.
Named in a federal indictment returned Wednesday are
73-year-old Wayne Spencer, a Topeka physician,
and 48-year-old Lisa Sharp, a clinical research coordinator from Olathe.
Both are charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and falsifying
information required by the Food and Drug Administration.
Spencer and Sharp worked for Lee Research Institute, which
was paid $30,000 by pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough to conduct clinical
trials of an allergy pill on human subjects. The indictment alleges the
defendants concealed that two test subjects were not qualified to participate
in the trial.
Court records do not list lawyers for Spencer and Sharp.
Messages left at their homes were not returned Thursday.