TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The lead research coordinator in a Kansas clinical trial of an allergy pill on human subjects is expected to learn her fate for conspiring to falsify test data.
Olathe nurse Lisa Sharp was scheduled for sentencing Friday in U.S. District Court in Topeka. Her co-defendant, Dr. Wayne Spencer, was sentenced earlier this month to a year of probation.
Sharp pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to defraud and failing to maintain records in a clinical trial as required by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sharp and Spencer worked for Lee Research Institute, which was paid by Schering-Plough to conduct the clinical trial in 2010.
Sharp’s attorney has asked the court to impose a probationary sentence. Federal sentencing guidelines suggest a sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison.