Monthly Archives: October 2008

Exposing the drug industry’s bogus $800 million cost estimate… and other sordid tales

Share In 2003. researchers at Tufts University published a study showing that it cost drug companies approximately $800 million to develop a new drug and get it approved by the FDA. In the intervening years, the drug industry has used … Continue reading

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New study of suicide rates reveals: the emperor has no clothes

Share A bewildered tone seemed to permeate the news reports this week that suicide rates among middle-aged Americans rose sharply from 1999 to 2005. Even the authors of the new analysis in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine said they … Continue reading

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Let the Sun Shine in on Research Conflicts

Share The Senate Finance Committee’s probe of physicians with extensive financial conflicts is gathering steam: first, Stanford University removed its psychiatry chief Alan Schatzberg as principal investigator of a federally funded study after Congressional investigators discovered that he owned $6 … Continue reading

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Conflict Allegations Force Dean of Academic Psychiatry to Step Down: Who’s Next?

Share The academic kingpins who made so money at the trough of Big Pharma are starting to fall. This weekend, Charles Nemeroff stepped down from his post as chairman of Emory’s Department of Psychiatry pending an investigation into allegations that … Continue reading

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