As unfortunate as it is, I regrettably post an update.
First, let me open by saying, once again, that medical research is an important area of medicine. And what I’m posting about does not reflect the ethical behavior typically exhibited of the research community. They are dedicated individuals who work relentlessly, tackling the questions that have no answers, the unsolvable.
This blog has been around for several years now – and I shared my experiences in my participation in three PTSD clinical studies. It’s pretty much how this website began.
I documented my participation in the NYU/Yale PTSD clinical studies here and on my Facebook page. A play-by-play, day-by-day of my participation in the trials.
Dr. Neumeister asked me to help recruit subjects via my blog – and at the time, I was more than happy to do so. I deeply and sincerely apologize for involving anyone who may have responded.
The studies were investigated by the FDA, the data tossed…
Over $100,000 was embezzled from NYU and Yale Schools of Medicine.
Alright, I’ve posted about it. And I’m done. What happened in the past, is past. Hopefully everyone can move on and lead productive, healthy lives.
Now I can move on to my regularly scheduled brain surgery freak out.
5 days until surgery.
Edit: Here’s a link to the court filing detailing Dr. Neumeister’s charges. I am extraordinarily disappointed with this entire situation, and ready to move on.
We are all human. What defines us is our ability to examine ourselves, change our behavior, and move on with our lives. May we all lead lives full of authenticity, love, and forgiveness.
Without redemption, very few of us would be here.
May we all do our very best to make this world a better place, conquer our own demons, and work hard to use our own skills and talents to the best of our ability to help others do the same.