Harvard university is gifted $12.3 million to study institutional corruption, subsequently three Harvard doctors have admitted to “failure to disclose” millions in drug company payments!
Thanks to a $12.3 million gift from Lily Safra, Harvard has created a cross-disciplinary research laboratory to study ethics, with institutional corruption being the project’s initial focus.
At Harvard Business School, a leadership and corporate accountability course is required of all first-year students. I suppose, in their wisdom, it didn’t occur to Harvard executives to send their top doctors and professors on this course, PITY, it would have saved Harvard a whole lot of grief and may have protected their reputation somewhat!
$12.3 million gift for Harvard to study Institutional Corruption. Link
This story has been widely publicised at the moment and it concerns 3 doctors at Harvard university (Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens) and their failure to disclose payment from drug companies. This story is particularly poignant, because child psychiatrist Dr. Biederman has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children. Link
Massachusetts General Hospital disclosed sanctions against the three psychiatrists for violating hospital ethics guidelines by failing to adequately report, internally, seven-figure payments they received from drug companies…
Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens disclosed the disciplinary actions against them in a note to colleagues. According to a copy of the note made public upon request by the hospital, the three doctors: Must refrain from “all industry-sponsored outside activities” for one year, For two years after the ban ends must obtain permission from Mass. General and Harvard Medical School before engaging in any industry-sponsored, paid outside activities and then must report back afterward, Must undergo certain training, and Face delays before being considered for “promotion or advancement.” IS THAT IT?
According to a 2008 report by Mike Adams, Natural news, Dr. Biederman isn’t merely on the take from drug companies, he’s also actively engaged in using children as young as four years old for medical experiments. His 2008 recruitment efforts attempt to round up four- to six-year olds and dose them with Astrazeneca’s Seroquel drug to see what might happen to their brains.
Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay; The New York Times.
Interestingly Harvard has had it’s fair share of suicide cases and one particular case involves a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and two medical professionals at the school’s health services, and the accusation that a nurse practitioner prescribed a 19 year old student, a mixture of medicines, some of which were known to increase the risk of suicide.