Biederman busted big time

New York Times today—an excerpt:

Federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena seeking information about the work and statements of three prominent Harvard researchers who have been the focus of a Congressional investigation into conflicts of interest in medicine.

The researchers — Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy E. Wilens — are named in the subpoena, which was sent on Wednesday to Fletch Trammel, a lawyer who represents state attorneys general in lawsuits that claim makers of antipsychotic drugs defrauded state Medicaid programs by improperly marketing their medicines.

The three researchers have advocated increased use of antipsychotic medicines in children and have accepted lucrative consulting agreements from the drugs’ makers. Senator Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican investigating conflicts of interest in medicine, found that each of the researchers had failed to report much of his consulting income to Harvard. Mr. Grassley has also said that Dr. Biederman and Dr. Wilens might have violated federal and university research rules. The controversy led Dr. Biederman to suspend his work with the drug industry.

Thanks to Furious Seasons, I bet you’re dancing on the table tops!

One thought on “Biederman busted big time

  1. “We are a nation of laws and not of men.”

    Jumping on table-tops?
    You have no idea!!!

    You’d have to talk to my wife.
    She heard the hoopla when I first got the news via an email list.

    OMG, this guy might end up going to federal prison…..federal prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for posting Gianna!!!



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