SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Two University of California, Davis neurosurgeons have been banned from performing medical research on humans after they were accused of experimenting on dying brain cancer patients without university permission.
The Sacramento Bee reports that J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot were banned from any research on humans after the university told the federal government that both surgeons took part in what the school termed "serious and continuing noncompliance" with federal regulations.
Muizelaar responded to the report by telling The Bee that he and Schrot believed the FDA had given its permission for the experiments. He described the ban as an "overreaction" by the university.
Schrot told The Bee in an email that "the determination of 'serious and repeated noncompliance' is misleading."
Muizelaar has been the department chairman at the university's School of Medicine since 1997, while Schrot is an assistant professor and neurosurgeon.
The Associated Press