"My name is Allen Jones. I am a “whistleblower” who has sought the protection of the federal courts to tell the following story. I am employed as an Investigator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG), Bureau of Special Investigations. In November of 2002, I entered a CivilRights lawsuit against OIG officials to preserve my right to speak out on issues of vital public interest involving pharmaceutical industry influence on the treatment of mental health patients in state institutions. As an OIG Investigator, I attempted to expose evidence of major pharmaceutical company wrongdoing. The industry was influencing state officials with trips, perks, lavish meals, transportation to and first-class accommodations in major cities. Some state employees were paid honorariums of up to $2,000 for speaking in their official capacities at drug-company sponsored events."
As the January 9 court date for the Texas case against Johnson and Johnson approaches , Mickey Nardo reviews the ugly history of the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) on his Boring Old Man blog. Allen Jones, the fired whistleblower, described TMAP as a "Trojan horse embedded with the pharmaceutical industry’s newest and most expensive mental health drugs." Read about it here.