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How Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Establishment Drugged Up Our Kids

Pediatric psychopharmacology is a billion-dollar business that sustains Pharma and Pharma investors on Wall Street.

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1. Martha Rosenberg, “Phillip Sinaikin, M.D., ‘Psychiatryland’ Author, Explains How Psychiatry Is Broken,” Huffington Post, July 1, 2011, rosenberg/phillip-sinaikin-psychiatryland_b_884863.html.

2. Jeanne Whalen, “Hurdles Multiply for Latest Drugs, Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2011.

3. Ibid. 4. Ibid. 5. Ibid.; Duff Wilson, “For $520 Million, AstraZeneca Will Settle Case over Marketing of

a Drug,” New York Times, April 26, 2010. 6. Gwen Olsen, “Drugging Our Children to Death,” Health News Digest, June 29, 2009, Death.shtml (accessed September 25, 2011).

7. “FOX 5 Investigates Singulair,” Fox News, November 8, 2010.

8. Emily P. Walker, “Senators Question Use of Psych Drugs in Nursing Homes,” MedPage Today, August 15, 2011,

9. Martha Rosenberg, “Meeting the Drug Industry,” CounterPunch, June 4–6, 2010, http://

10. Martha Rosenberg, “No Free Pens but Pharma Influence Still Felt at Psychi- atric Meeting,” AlterNet, June 2, 2010, no-free-pens-but-pharma-influence-still-felt-at-psychiatric-meeting/.

11. “Evaluating Antipsychotic Polypharmacy Regimens for Patients with Chronic Mental Illness,” poster from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, American Psychiatric Associa- tion 2010 meeting, New Orleans.

12. Gardiner Harris, “Research Center Tied to Drug Company,” New York Times, November 24, 2008.

13. Gardiner Harris and Benedict Carey, “Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay,” New York Times, June 8, 2008; “Private Money, Public Disclosure,” Science, July 2009.

14. Xi Yu, “Three Professors Face Sanctions Following Harvard Medical School Inquiry Investigation by Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Punishes Psychiatrists Accused by Senator,” Harvard Crimson, July 2, 2011.

15. Harris, “Research Center Tied to Drug Company.”

16. Gardiner Harris, “Drug Maker Told Studies Would Aid It, Papers Say,” New York Times, March 19, 2009.

17. Ibid.

18. Rob Waters and Julie Ziegler, “Harvard Teaching Hospital Reviewing J&J Ties to Psychiatry Unit,” Bloomberg, November 25, 2008.

19. Martha Rosenberg, “Why You Should Care about the University of Miami NIH Scandal, CounterPunch, June 22, 2010; Bradley F. Marple and Matthew W. Ryan, “Facing Conflicts: The Battle between Medicine and Industry,” ENT Today, April 2009, http://www. Industry.html.

20. Ibid.

21. Jim Rosack, “New Data Show Declines in Antidepressant Prescribing,” Psychiatric News 40, no. 17 (September 2, 2005): 1.


22. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Civil Action No. 08 CA 11318 DPW, Second Amended Complaint for False Claims Act Violations 31 U.S.C. § 3729, ET SEQ., March 13, 2009.

23. Jim Edwards, “J&J and Risperdal: New Claims of Kickbacks and Fraudulent Mar- keting,” BNET, December 17, 2008, j038j-and-risperdal-new-claims-of-kickbacks-and-fraudulent-marketing/ (accessed January 30, 2012).

24. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Civil Action No. 08 CA 11318 DPW.

25. M. Alexander Otto, “Drugs Might Breed Violence,” News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), May 28, 2007.

26. Michael Sernyak and Robert Rosenheck, “Experience of VA Psychiatrists with Phar- maceutical Detailing of Antipsychotic Medications,” Psychiatric Services 58 (October 2007): 1292–96.

27. Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jef Feeley, “Lilly Paid Doctors to Prescribe Zyprexa, Bloom- berg, September 8, 2009, OSlLoUMbM.

28. “$515 Million California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Docs to Prescribe,” Associated Press, March 23, 2011.

29. Alex Berenson, “Lilly Settles Alaska Suit over Zyprexa,” New York Times, March 26, 2008; Sanjay Gupta et al., “Atypical Antipsychotics and Glucose Dysregulation: A Series of 4 Cases,” Primary Care Companion, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 3, no. 2 (2001): 61–65, http://

30. Martha Rosenberg, “States Taking Pharma to Court for Risky Antipsychotic-Pre- scribing Spree,” AlterNet, October 19, 2008,

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