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ADHD "expert" paid $1.6 million dollars (undeclared) by Big Pharma..

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thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 09:54:11

throws a little doubt onto the research into the benefits of Ritalin in ADHD - Aussies are reassessing its use off the back of this corrupt professor, USA is setting up an inquiry into the situation.
Has it come up in the UK news yet?

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 10:30:54

really? No one's interested?

mistlethrush Wed 06-Jul-11 10:52:00

That's awful TW!

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 12:56:00

Well I thought so too, MT but it's not catching people's attention! sad

mistlethrush Wed 06-Jul-11 12:59:25

Its awful that most of the research gets done with money from the pharmaceutical businesses - or that people with financial links with such companies are then viewed as suitable to inform national or indeed global policies

RagingRabbit Wed 06-Jul-11 18:25:54

Hi Thumb, I find it shocking too - but am wondering if this topic would get more response in the MH section? At a guess I'd say there would be more interest over there.

thumbwitch Thu 07-Jul-11 02:43:36

Good idea, RR - although maybe the SN board would be more appropriate - but they might mostly be in favour of Ritalin, I don't know.

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