03 Jul '11, 9pm

3 Harvard Psychiatrists Disciplined Over Drug Company Ties | Care2 Causes

3 Harvard Psychiatrists Disciplined Over Drug Company Ties | Care2 Causes

Three Harvard psychiatrists, including a leading proponent in the off-label use of antipsychotics for bipolar disorder in children, have been disciplined by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for not fully disclosing the extent of their ties to drug companies under the federal Physicians Payment Sunshine Act of 2010. Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens are said to have accepted more than $4.2 million from drug companies including Johnson & Johnson for psychiatric research and other activities between 2000-2007, and not reporting the income to Harvard, MGH or the federal government. According to NPR , back in 2008, the doctors’ undisclosed industry payments were brought to light when Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) reported discrepancies between what various drug companies said they paid them, and what the doctors themselves repor...

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