Drug companies' partnerships with top schools draws questions of ethics

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 4:46 p.m. CST; updated 4:57 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 10, 2013

ST. LOUIS — In their quest for the next big drug discovery, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly teaming up with some of the nation's top universities, recruiting campus scientists as partners and offering schools multimillion-dollar deals to work on experimental drugs in development.