Senator asks psychiatrists’ association about drug company funding

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 21 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a929
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    A leading member of the US Senate has asked the American Psychiatric Association to account for money it has received from drug companies.

    Leading psychiatrists have previously been criticised by Charles Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, because of incidents of incomplete disclosure of funding (BMJ 2008;336:1327, 14 Jun doi: 10.1136/bmj.39609.364688.DB).

    Senator Grassley said in a letter to the association, “It is alleged that pharmaceutical companies give money to non-profits in an attempt to garner favor in ways that increase sales of their products.”

    The senator is …

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