Krimsky, Sheldon, & Gillam, Carey, “Roundup litigation discovery documents: implications for public health and journal ethics,” Journal of Public Health Policy, 2018, 39(3), 318-326. DOI: 10.1057/s41271-018-0134-z.
This paper reviews the court-released discovery documents obtained from litigation against Monsanto over its herbicide Roundup and through Freedom of Information Act requests (requests to regulatory agencies and public universities in the United States). We sought evidence of corporate malfeasance and undisclosed conflicts of interest with respect to issues of scientific integrity. The findings include evidence of ghostwriting, interference in journal publication, and undue influence of a federal regulatory agency.