The payments to Charles Nemeroff, the chair of the Atlanta university's psychiatry department, were mainly for his work speaking to other doctors across the country about Glaxo drugs, including its big-selling anti-depressant Paxil, according to records Sen. Grassley obtained from Emory and Glaxo. The senator made the allegations in a letter to Emory President James W. Wagner dated Thursday.
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Nemeroff has been mentioned on this blog countless times.
Here he is mentioned as being part of the 'board' for SAVE, the mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
He is also part of the SEROXAT GUNSLINGERS, a group of men and women whom should be held accountable for their part in the Seroxat debacle, if not accountable then at least they should be interviewed for their parts played in this whole scandal.
Seroxat Secrets has many items on Nemeroff, 'Charlie “Bling Bling” Nemeroff' is a good place to start.
Nemeroff's CV can be read here
When asked: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? How does it compare to psychotherapy?
So of the treatments that are approved by the FDA, uh, the most effective treatment is, in the textbook at least, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT. It's reserved for the most severe of depressions because it involves a considerable amount of medical intervention in terms of using an anesthetic, uh, and having the patient monitored closely during the treatments. It requires being done at a center. And it's often done three times a week for three or four weeks, so that it often requires an in-hospital stay.
Um, I say it's said to be the most effective because no pharmaceutical company has ever had the courage to do a study comparing an antidepressant treatment with ECT. And I think probably because they worry that they wouldn't be as effective. So I can't really say it's the most effective. Um, it's like being the heavyweight champion of the world. If no one wants to fight you, you never get the answer.
Ed Silverman over at Pharmalot has a series of emails relating to Nemeroff and what seems is his wimpering at being investigated.
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