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Monday, November 12, 2018

For nearly two decades, the University of Illinois at Chicago has touted child psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri as one of its stars: She founded a clinic to treat children with bipolar disorder and secured millions of dollars in federal funding to help unlock the mysteries of the disease. Then she violated research rules by testing the powerful drug lithium on children younger than 13 although she was told not to, failed to properly alert parents of the study's risks and falsified data to cover up the misconduct. In December, the university quietly paid a severe penalty for Pavuluri's misconduct and its own lax oversight, after the National Institute of Mental Health demanded the public institution repay all $3.1 million it had received for Pavuluri's study. NIMH said she had "increased risk to the study subjects" and made any outcomes scientifically meaningless.

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Dr. Pavuluri was forced to resign in disgrace but kept her GlaxoSmithKline dollars. Entire hospital programs are Pharma funded. Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph "Risperdal" Biederman approached Johnson & Johnson with a money-making scheme called the Johnson & Johnson Center for the Study of Pediatric Psychopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital to "move forward the commercial goals of J. & J." and "support the safety and effectiveness of Risperdal in this age group.

https://www.alternet.org/story/155459/how_big_pharma_and_the_psychiatric_establishment_drugged_up_our_kids

https://www.alternet.org/personal-health/how-kids-are-getting-hooked-pills-life

Under Trump, pharma operative Scott Gottlieb now heads the FDA and former Eli Lilly lobbyist Alex Azar now heads Health and Human Services in a clear message that government officials with Pharma ties are fine.

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There are numerous examples of how the profit motive corrupts health care in the USA.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-12 09:27 AM | Reply

What does Milton Friedman, presumably, have to do with this story?

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-12 09:40 AM | Reply

he's a noble prize winning author of junk science

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-12 10:36 AM | Reply

"a movement that once took pride in its intellectual rigor was graced by the ideas of Burke, Hayek, Weaver, Friedman, Kirk and Buckley"
posted by Bayviking

On one thread Friedman is one of the great conservative/libertarian intellectuals.

On this thread...

he's a noble prize winning author of junk science
#3 | Posted by bayviking

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-12 10:43 AM | Reply

The University of Chicago and UIC are completely different schools.

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-11-12 09:36 PM | Reply

"There are numerous examples of how the profit motive corrupts health care in the USA."

Thanks, Capitalism!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-12 09:50 PM | Reply

Folks who find the cure must be poor.
-society

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-13 10:02 AM | Reply

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