Psychiatrists On the Take: the Focus of Government Investigations

Two prominent academic-psychiatrists–Jeffrey Bostic MD, director of school psychiatry, Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital, and Charles Nemeroff MD, the former chairman of psychiatry at Emory–are featured in current government investigations.
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Marcia Angell: Drug Co & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." Marcia Angell, MD Continue reading →

Grassley Probes COI at American Psychiatric Association

Sen. Grassley is peeling away psychiatry’s layers of deception about the efficacy and safety of its treatments: "I have come to understand that money from the pharmaceutical industry can shape the practices of nonprofit organizations that purport to be independent in their viewpoints and actions."
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IRB Forum Not Inclined to Discuss the Most Serious Issue of All

Unssuccessful effort to engage debate within the community of the authorized clinical research gatekeepers charged with protecting the safety and welfare of the human subjects of research–i.e., members of institutional review boards (IRBs–REBs in Canada). Continue reading →

Psychiatry News: High Cost of Nondisclosure

Legislation is needed to ensure that conflicts of interest rules in medicine are enforced. One method for reigning in the abuse is to prohibit government grant awards to any researcher who violates financial conflict of interest rules.

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