Monthly Archives: June 2008

Book talk in Waltham July 1

Share For those of you interested in hearing more about my book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, I will be giving a talk at Back Pages bookstore in Waltham on Tuesday, July 1 … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Giant under probe by Justice Department

Share GlaxoSmithKline is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for its research and marketing of Paxil in both adults and children, according to the Wall Street Journal. US investigators are particularly interested in what Glaxo knew about the … Continue reading

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Drug company under fire for Paxil research

Share A perfect storm seems to be gathering over GlaxoSmithKline and research it funded to determine whether its antidepressant drug Paxil was effective in treating depression. In March of this year, Australian researchers published an article in the International Journal … Continue reading

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Financial Conflicts between Doctors and Drug Companies Taint Research System

Share Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) recently released records showing that a prominent psychiatrist whose work led to an exponential increase in the diagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder earned at least $1.6 million from the makers of drugs used to treat … Continue reading

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Time to Ban Drug Gifts and Rebates to Doctors?

Share The Boston Globe yesterday published my op-ed piece here about the extent to which drug companies run misleading ads and use rebates to essentially bribe doctors to prescribe their drugs. I received some interesting feedback, including an email from … Continue reading

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