NIMH Scientist Charged with Criminal Conflict of Interest

CORRECTION: An Associated Press article about a federal criminal case accusing Dr. P. Trey Sunderland III of improperly accepting consulting fees from a drug maker, misstated the level of the charge against him. Dr. Sunderland was charged with "non-willful" criminal violation, a misdemeanor which carries a maximum one year prison term and $100,000 fine. It is NOT a felony, which is punishable by more than one year prison term.

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Letter of Complaint Re: FDA Double Agent

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A follow-up letter to FDA Commissioner, Andrew vonEschenbach RE: Thomas Laughren, FDA’s ‘s Director of Psychiatry Products who has been actively promoting psychotropic drugs–even penning his name to ghostwritten industry-sponsored articles and consensus panels.  Continue reading →

Public Servant or Private Marketer? NIH Seeks Inquiry of Alzheimer’s researcher conflicts of interest

NIH: Public Servant or Private Marketer? NIH Seeks Outside Inquiry of Alzheimer’s researcher conflicts of interest – LAT Mon, 31 Jan 2005 A year after the Los Angeles Times published its first an in-depth investigative report documenting in detail evidence of major . . . Continue reading →

NIH: Public Servant or Private Marketer?

NIH: Public Servant or Private Marketer? Wed, 22 Dec 2004 David Willman of the Los Angeles Times provides an important reminder that the FDA is not the only government healthcare agency to have betrayed the public trust and lost its credibility. While . . . Continue reading →

NIH Under Fire: Longtime Favorite of Congress – Wash Post / WSJ

NIH Under Fire: Longtime Favorite of Congress – Wash Post / WSJ Sun, 27 Jun 2004 Under fire from Congress with evidence of NIH staff engaging in secret outside contracts and consultancies, NIH Director, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, turned a corner. He acknowledged . . . Continue reading →

NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical Companies – LAT / WSJ

NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical Companies – LAT / WSJ Sat, 5 Mar 2005 A group of dissident NIH scientists represented by an 18 member executive committee, are gripping about new rules prohibiting them from accepting fees . . . Continue reading →

NIH Dissident Scientists Hire Drug Industry Lawyers–Evidence of Journalistic Shilling – LA Times

LA Times: NIH Dissident Scientists Hire Drug Industry Lawyers–Evidence of Journalistic Shilling Fri, 22 Apr 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner David Willman of the Los Angeles Times, whose investigative reporting first revealed the major covert conflicts of interest among top scientists and administrators . . . Continue reading →