Monday, January 2, 2012

A court date for pharma's Trojan horse

Remember this?

"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.

1 comment:

  1. This is also how J&J bought off the Feds and the States into approving their useless nicotine replacement products! They invented the "fear of second hand smoke" and then bought the Cancer Society and the Heart and Lung Associations to lobby for them, using biased studies that J&J and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants had paid for. They got ex Surgeon General Satcher on the board of the CDC Foundation, while he is on the board of J&J, and he promotes smoking bans. The CDC just accepted a grant from Pfizer (Chantix) to produce a study saying that business is great after a ban! (They already have their conclusion!) Three Surgeon Generals in a row linked to RWJF grants. And the "study" that the Surgeon General says proves that second hand smoke is killing people admits, in the report, that there is bias. Then J&J and Pfizer gave multi millions to Legislators in EVERY state, on both sides of the aisle, in campaign donations to support smoking bans in bars. Not banning smoking, just banning it in bars. Result? The demonizing of adult tobacco users for the prupose of getting them on the useless nicotine replacement products of J&J.