Jay D. Amsterdam: The Paroxetine 352 Bipolar Study Ethical Conduct


12. Attachment O (Letter to the Office of Research Integrity – Lawyer’s

letter excerpt)


On May 1, 2001, Dr. Amsterdam sent Drs. Evans and Rickels another email to explain that he was unsatisfied with the response and, since the last letter, there has been only "radio silence." As he wrote, "Am I to assume that it is okay in this department for a junior faculty member to abscond with data from a full professor and publish it without any ramifications?" (Attachment N.)


The following day, Dr. Rickels emailed Dr. Amsterdam and explained that Dr. Evans had tasked him (Dr. Rickels) with trying "to bring about a resolution." (Attachment O.)


Attachment O


Sender: krickels@mail.med.upenn.edu

Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 4.2.2

Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 11 :23:55 -0400

To: jamsterd@mail.med.upenn.edu

From: "Dr. Karl Rickels" <krickels@mail.med.upenn.edu>

Subject: SKB study publication

Cc: "Dr. Dwight L. Evans, MD" <psych@mail.med.upenn.edu>


Dear Jay,


Dwight shared your email to him and asked me "to bring about a resolution". It would be helpful if you could let me know by email what steps you would like me or Dwight to take in this matter. After I receive your suggestions, I would be happy to come over to your office for any further clarification.


Best regards,



Karl Rickels, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Psychiatry

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section

3535 Market Street

Suite 670

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309


Telephone: 215-746-6417

Fax: 215-746-6551

email: krickels@mail.med.b1penn.edu


October 21, 2021