The attempt muzzle Nancy Olivieri was simply wrong, just plain wrong, clearly wrong, and she has been vindicated on that point. What led up to that event, and the how and why of the surrounding and subsequent events, is anything but plain and simple. The ensuing battle was breathtakingly nasty. Olivieri was not the physician in charge of the mistreated case of the sickle cell patient.
The first was commissioned by the Hospital. It singled out Olivieri for special criticism but was quickly shown to be based upon misinformation. Next, the Canadian Association of University Teachers commissioned a report from three eminent academics. Their book exonerates Olivieri, while sharply criticizing the conduct of Apotex, the U of T, and Sick Kids. Then spy novelist John le Carre joined the fray with a murder mystery, The Constant Gardener, casting Olivieri as heroic victim of drug company.
Winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for.
A charismatic young doctor named Nancy Olivieri, working with young people who suffered from a rare blood . In August 1998, a medical scandal erupted in the national and international media whose consequences still reverberate.
In August 1998, a medical scandal erupted in the national and international media whose consequences still reverberate.
The story of Dr. Nancy Olivieri, a Canadian whistle-blower, was a chilling reminder of the power that drug companies can wield over the release of unfavorable data.
Nancy Olivieri and the Science Scandal That Rocked the Hospital for Sick Children, by Miriam Shuchman. Bibliographic Citation.
Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. An article from journal Scientia Canadensis (Natural Science in the New World: The Descriptive Enterprise), on Érudit. Volume31, Issue1–2–2008, p. 217–220 Natural Science in the New World: The Descriptive Enterprise.