Defamation lawsuits: academic sword or shield?

Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, Sarah Malanga

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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
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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