Scientific Misconduct, Thomas Jefferson University, and Roger J. Pomerantz

Ransom Hill Bioscience visla at
Wed Apr 29 14:09:42 EST 1998

In article <6i7qa8$avt$1 at>,
	pfear at wrote:

>To all in the scientific community,
>                        I awoke this morning to find a rather disturbing
>article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the major newspaper of Philly.  Today
>they reported some possible misconduct by Roger J. Pomerantz and his associate
>Dr. Duan.  They have been very popular here in the area for some new treatment
>for HIV they have been developing.  It seems that their new treatment was fake
>and would have hurt patients who recieved the treatment.  My impression of the
>news article is that they were trying to fool the scientific community and
>take advantage of AIDS patients.  Jefferson has been covering this up, and
>protecting this man.  I don't understand why?  This is horrible.   They should
>all be ashamed of themselves.  I am interested to see further reports on this,
>and I would like to bring this to the attention of scientists everywhere.  I
>find use of government grants for personal gain deplorable, and faked science
>even more horrible.  These men should not be allowed to continue in research.
> Dr. Bagasra seems like the only honest man in the article, and he is being
>removed from the university.  I don't understand it.  Please read the article
>and decide for yourselves.  It is on the web at:
>                                    Science should be about fact, not money !
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 ...and America should be about finding out if someone is actually guilty rather than just
accused of a crime. Science is about FACTS and not INNUENDO. Whether "this is horrible" or not
remains to be seen, doesn't it?

Michael T. MacDonell, Ph.D.
Ransom Hill Bioscience, Inc.

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