I hope that you all remember Dr Martin Keller – we were introduced to him in this week’s Panorama – Secrets of the Drug Trials.
Dr Keller is a KOL – a key opinion leader. He is also chair of psychiatry at Brown University in America. According to his curriculum vita, he has over 300 scientific publications. People take his opinions seriously. He is a serious KOL or thought leader in academia and sought by the drug industry.
A seriously expensive KOL if you want to ‘buy’ his key opinion leadership for your drug…
You really must read ‘Drug companies enrich Brown professor’ to appreciate just how much (and for how long) Keller has been favoured by the drug companies. This is an old article, which details Keller’s ‘consulting fees’ from the late 1990’s.
There’s even more to read here about the good Doctor.