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  • Harvard’s Joseph Biederman, MD who promoted antipsychotic drugs for children, failed to report $1.4M


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    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:34 am Email this article
    "Dr. Joseph Biederman, a world-renowned child psychiatrist, had earned far more money from drug makers than he had reported to his university [ it was revealed during a Congressional investigation in June 2008 ]," according to an article in the New York Times titled "Research Center Tied to Drug Company".

    "In June [ 2008 ], a Congressional investigation revealed that Dr. Biederman had failed to report to Harvard at least $1.4 million in outside income from Johnson & Johnson and other makers of antipsychotic medicines." Biederman’s work fueled 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder

    Biederman’s work fueled 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder and the use of antipsychotic drugs in children

    “Dr. Biederman’s work helped to fuel a fortyfold [ 40-fold ] increase from 1994 to 2003 in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder and a rapid rise in the use of powerful, risky and expensive antipsychotic medicines in children,” the article notes.

    “Although many of his studies are small and often financed by drug makers, Dr. Biederman has had a vast influence on the field largely because of his position at one of the most prestigious medical institutions.”

     

    Do You Trust Them?

    Do you trust them and their recommendations that lost more children have bipolar disorder and need drugs? I don’t.

    This article reveals that Dr. Biederman lied to Harvard University about how much he was paid.

    Then they lied to Congressional investigators.

    Do you trust people like this who want you to believe that more children have bipolar disorder and need to take drugs that are made by drug companies who have paid them more than a million dollars?

    I don’t.

     

    A Crime Again Humanity?

    I see the wide-spread drugging of children as a crime again humanity

    I see the wide-spread drugging of children as a crime again humanity.

    Surely this cannot be a good thing.

    Surely humans have not evolved to this point so that now large numbers of children need drugs.

    I find this impossible to believe.

     

    I No Longer Believe The Drug Research

    The drug research is all infected with drug money

    I used to be interested in drug research.

    I used to be interested in what the University researchers had to say about drugs.

    I used to be interested in the recommendations from the national guidelines for blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes and psychiatry.

    However, I am no longer interested.

    I am no longer interested because I now realize that all the drug research is infected with drug company money.

    I no longer believe the drug research.

    I no longer believe the national guidelines for blood pressure or cholesterol or diabetes or psychiatry or any other area of medicine.

    I no longer believe the doctors who take money from the drug companies and write articles about drugs or give speeches at medical conferences.

    I no longer believe any of this.

    Would a drug company ever pay a researcher to do a study who said bad things about their drugs?

    No, never.

    Would a drug company ever pay a researcher to write a paper if the researcher believed their drugs were not effective?

    No, of course not.

    Would a drug company ever pay a researcher to give a speech at a medical conference if the researcher believed in a natural treatment for the condition?

    No, absolutely not.

    This is why you never hear about these researchers talking about natural treatments.

    The drug companies only pay researchers who will say that their drugs are safe and effective and more people should use them.

    I know what the next thousand drug studies are going to say.

    They are all going to say, “These drugs are safe and effective and more people should take it.”

    But I don’t believe it.

    Sadly, all the drug research is infected with drug money.

    I no longer look at these researchers in search of the truth.

    Instead, I look at them as nothing more than salesmen for the drug companies.

    They will only pay researchers who help them to sell more drugs.

    The research is no longer about the truth.

    It’s about money.

     

    Other Articles

    Other Articles about Dr. Biederman

    A previous article about Dr. Biederman titled Harvard doctor behind explosion in antipsychotic drug use in children paid $1.6M by drug makersis posted here.

    REFERENCES

    Harris G. Research center tied to drug company. New York Times. November 24, 2008, on-line.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/health/25psych.html

    Editorial. Expert or shill? New York Times. November 30, 2008, November 30, 2008:on-line.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/opinion/30sun2.html

    LINKS

    Joseph Biederman, MD
    http://www.massgeneral.org/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=17789

     

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