Sunday, April 19, 2009

Harvard Medical Students Rebel Against Big Pharma Ties

Two hundred Harvard Medical School students are confronting the school’s administration, demanding an end to pharmaceutical industry influence in the classroom.

The students worry that pharmaceutical industry scandals in recent years, including criminal convictions, billions of dollars in fines, proof of bias in research and publishing and false marketing claims, have cast a bad light on the medical profession. The students have criticized Harvard as being less vigilant than other leading medical schools in monitoring potential financial conflicts by faculty members.

Harvard received the lowest possible grade, an “F,” from the American Medical Student Association, a national group that rates how well medical schools monitor and control drug industry money.

The students were joined by Dr. Marcia Angell, a faculty member and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who has vigorously advocated for an end to liaisons between academia and Big Pharma.

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1 comment:

  1. There is a concentrated effort to increase the number of people on psychiatric drugs. Most of the children that are prescribed psychiatric drugs will remain loyal customers of the pharmaceutical industry for life. The illuminati Rockefeller family wishes to further control the US population through the use of psychiatric drugs.