Doctors with Links to Drug Companies Influence Treatment Guidelines

Reported In: Life Extension Daily News

Life Extension cites an article by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today which reports that doctors with financial ties to drug companies have heavily influenced treatment guidelines recommending the most lucrative drugs in American medicine, an analysis by has found.

This echoes previous findings. For example, in 2007, Dr. Joseph Biederman, Harvard child psychiatrist, was ranked as the second highest producer of high-impact papers in psychiatry overall throughout the world with 235 papers cited a total of 7048 times over the past 10 years as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information, but was disciplined by Harvard University in 2011 after an investigation led by Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley found he failed to disclose potential conflicts of interests that could have arisen due to payments from pharmaceutical companies.

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