Johns Hopkins Settles Charges of Overbilling

The Johns Hopkins University agreed last month to pay $2.6-million to settle claims that scientists there had overstated the amount of time they were spending on medical-research projects financed by the federal government.

The government charged that Hopkins researchers had promised the government they would spend a greater percentage of their time working on particular clinical-research projects than they actually did. Hopkins was also accused of overcharging costs for fringe