TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas doctor and a researcher accused of falsifying data in a clinical drug trial appear ready to change their pleas next month.
Federal court notations show change-of-plea hearings are scheduled Oct. 19 for Wayne Spencer, a Topeka physician, and Lisa Sharp, a clinical research coordinator from Olathe.
Both were indicted in June on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and falsifying information required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Spencer and Sharp worked for Lee Research Institute, which was paid $30,000 by pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough to conduct clinical trials of an allergy pill on human subjects.
The indictment alleges the defendants concealed the fact that two test subjects were unqualified to participate in the trial.