I think we all know about Professor Chuck Nemeroff and his links with big pharma – if the price is right he’ll sell anything for you. We know he’s put his name to ‘research’ papers that have been written by medical PR firms (ghostwriting).
But an entire book….??!!
Thanks to Dr Ben Goldacre for this.
From the New York Times: Drug Maker Wrote Book Under 2 Doctors’ Names, Documents Say
Two prominent authors of a 1999 book teaching family doctors how to treat psychiatric disorders provided acknowledgment in the preface for an “unrestricted educational grant” from a major pharmaceutical company – Glaxo.
“To ghostwrite an entire textbook is a new level of chutzpah,” said Dr. David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, after reviewing the documents. “I’ve never heard of that before. It takes your breath away.”
Words fail me when it comes to Nemeroff…