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Monday, August 22, 2011

Who Moved The Goalposts on Patrick McGorry's Clinical Trial

The DeLorean v Google Cache


So, Former Australian of the year Patrick McGorry has published a rebuttal on his blog to all the criticism he has received.

It's a response to an article by Jill Stark that appeared in The Age, a popular Australian newspaper.

McGorry writes:

The article is entirely based on misleadingly linking two entirely separate events. These events are: the decision of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre (for which I am Executive Director) not to proceed with an already ethically approved trial of the medication.

I'm glad he has raised the ethical issue.

If you look at the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry listing you will see that it was changed to say that ethics approval had been received on 8 July 2010: [FIG 1]

Yet on the 16 Aug 2011 there was no mention of this - [FIG2]

I find it strange that the criteria for a clinical trial can change, almost overnight, when one of it's supporters comes under fire from his peers

So, one has to ask why McGorry's claim that his trial was 'ethically approved' only appeared on Sunday night, hours after he had been slammed by the Australian press? The Google cache is a journalist's DeLorean Mr McGorry. It may also be your downfall.

FIG 1 How the clinical trial looks today


FIG 2 How the clinical trial looked on Aug 16, 2011

A glitch in the flux capacitor, perhaps?


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