Bayh-Dole Act: The Law of Unintended Consequences – Fortune Sun, 25 Sep 2005 The author of this Infomail is Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D. Revisiting the Bayh-Dole Act (1980): Spawned Big Biotech, Now Has Opposite Debilitating Effects Today’s specter of harmful and inordinately priced drugs pressed on legislators and the public alike by highly organized…Read More
Success in academic psychiatry is not measured in the improvement of patients' mental health, but rather in quantifiable commercial tender.How many grants one brings to the university, how many publications one churns out each year, and how many corporate and professional advisory boards one serves on–and how much money one makes. The integrity of the…Read More
An editorial in today's New York Times is a follow-up to its riveting report by Ian Urbina on the recommendation by an Institute of Medicine panel to
lift 1978 federal restrictions on medical experiments on prisoners. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/13/us/13inmates.html?
An investigative report in Mercury News (below) focuses on Stanford University department heads, associate deans and other leaders because “these are senior people who set the tone at the medical school and are role models for junior faculty members.”Read More
The New York Times reports that former FDA Commissioner, Dr. Lester Crawford "is under criminalo investigation by a federal grand jury over accusations of financial improprieties and false statements to Congress."Read More
The Center for Public Integrity reports that FDA officials circumvent the prohibition on accepting trips from drug and medical device manufacturers.Read More
TeenScreen: the Law Suits Begin Mon, 13 Jun 2005 Newsworthy developments about the duo-drug promotion scam‹TeenScreen & TMAP: A. The first legal challenge against TeenScreen, the mental health screening scheme that is invading the public school system across the nation, declaring otherwise normal children to be mentally ill, has been filed in Indiana. The parents…Read More