Liam Scheff is an investigative journalist who has been published in the New York Press, LA Citybeat, Boston’s Weekly Dig, Hustler and the Guerrilla News Network, among others. In 2004 he broke open the NIH clinical trial scandal – government researchers using New York City orphans in clinical trials with combinations of highly toxic, speculative drugs. The story has been covered internationally.
Liam is a writer on politics, hidden history, race, class and culture, as well as a proponent for children and adolescent rights, and informed consent in medicine. Growing up in a family of doctors and researchers, medicine was the family language and business, and Liam became aware of its changing nature, and the often vast distance between the internal conflicts of current research, and the carefully crafted public pronouncements – a distance that has grown immense in the last two decades.