domingo, 8 de junho de 2008

Conflito de interesse: psiquiatras de Harvard

Por falar em conflito de interesse.......
Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay By GARDINER HARRIS and BENEDICT CAREY Published: June 8, 2008 A world-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children earned at least $1.6 million in consulting fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but for years did not report much of this income to university officials, according to information given Congressional investigators. Senator Charles E. Grassley pushed three experts in child psychiatry at Harvard to expose their income from consulting fees. Dr. Joseph Biederman belatedly reported at least $1.6 million in consulting fees. By failing to report income, the psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Biederman, and a colleague in the psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Timothy E. Wilens, may have violated federal and university research rules designed to police potential conflicts of interest, according to Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. Some of their research is financed by government grants. Like Dr. Biederman, Dr. Wilens belatedly reported earning at least $1.6 million from 2000 to 2007, and another Harvard colleague, Dr. Thomas Spencer, reported earning at least $1 million after being pressed by Mr. Grassley’s investigators. But even these amended disclosures may understate the researchers’ outside income because some entries contradict payment information from drug makers, Mr. Grassley found. In one example, Dr. Biederman reported no income from Johnson & Johnson for 2001 in a disclosure report filed with the university. When asked to check again, he said he received $3,500. But Johnson & Johnson told Mr. Grassley that it paid him $58,169 in 2001, Mr. Grassley found. The Harvard group’s consulting arrangements with drug makers were already controversial because of the researchers’ advocacy of unapproved uses of psychiatric medicines in children.

2 comentários:

Ana disse...

Olá Paulo,
Parece que no Brasil só eu e você lemos a matéria!
Eu googley e só achei o seu Blog!
Quando é que vamos conseguir levar isto a público no Brasil?
Nenhum jornal vai reportar isto?
E agora o que a gente faz?
Parabéns pelo Blog.

Ana disse...

Dr. Biederman faz escola no Brasil