Defamation lawsuits: academic sword or shield?

Elizabeth A Hall-Lipsy, Sarah Malanga

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Abstract

Scientists and academics are used to defending their theories, methods, and results in the classroom, at conferences, and in peer-reviewed publications. But Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, learned that he had to defend his research in a defamation suit while reading a supplement industry trade publication (Robins,). Cohen is known as a “dogged detective” for scrutinizing dietary supplements and for advocating for their stricter oversight by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1625
Number of pages3
JournalEMBO Molecular Medicine
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Defamation lawsuits : academic sword or shield? / Hall-Lipsy, Elizabeth A; Malanga, Sarah.

In: EMBO Molecular Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 12, 01.12.2017, p. 1623-1625.

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Hall-Lipsy, Elizabeth A ; Malanga, Sarah. / Defamation lawsuits : academic sword or shield?. In: EMBO Molecular Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 12. pp. 1623-1625.
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