MacFadden, apparently offered sexual favours in return for 'privy information'.
How times have changed.
Maybe I'm a sexist pig but I always thought it was women who lured men, after all most men think with their dicks don't they? [Answers on a postcard please]
Anyway, a few mentions here.
Phil Dawdy over at Furious Seasons writes:
"Now, a new tale of conflict of interest has cropped up, one involving a senior medical official at AstraZeneca responsible for the drug Seroquel who had sexual relationships with a British researcher, who studied the drug and wrote positively of it, and with an American medical ghostwriter, who among other things assisted in writing two published academic papers known as BOLDER I and BOLDER II, in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2005 and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2006 that were at the heart of Seroquel's 2006 approval by the FDA for bipolar depression. According to court records, there is evidence Macfadden gave one of the women prescription painkillers and exchanged emails with them showing relationship of "control and dependence."
Brazilian blogger Ana links in with Phil Dawdy's article with the headline, Wayne MacFadden - "Say Seroquel is good, baby!" She writes:
"It seems that in the future we will have some amazing X-rated novels on psychiatrists, researchers, key opinion leaders, ghost-writers... the whole brothel. "The confessions of a psychiatrist" was written in 1954 but is about doctor-patient relationship. Wow! What a relief that plenty other characters will be in action. I guess writers have already a good start with Wayne MacFadden's story."
Last... but not least, Steph over at Soulful Sepulcher, cleverly links in a certain Martin Brecher. She writes:
"Martin Brecher used to work at GSK (Paxil/Seroxat) and then moved on to AstraZeneca (Seroquel). Both medications are highly controversial with regard to data being truthful and/or buried and hidden from the public, and both medications have caused alleged bodily harm to patients due to using the drugs."
As early as 2007, my good friend, Truthman, had written about Brecher. Truthman wrote:
"By October of 1990, FDA had decided the issue of suicide on antidepressants was as Martin Brecher of FDA put it: "not .. a real issue, but rather as a public relations problem" (Brecher 1990)(appendix 7). My question is whether CSM/MCA had made a similar decision."
It seems this story isn't going to go away. Fair play to all those that have wrote about MacFadden. As long as you keep writing, I'll keep throwing up the links on here.
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