Thursday, February 6, 2014

John Marshall Law Review: "Making Markingson's death more shocking is the fact that that his caring physician's medical judgment may have been compromised by his own financial and professional self-interest."

In his legal analysis of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, Alexandros Stamatoglou writes:

"AstraZeneca compensated Dr. Olson and the University of Minnesota psychiatry department for each new recruit brought into the study to the tune of over $15,000 per recruit. Dr. Olson's financial ties with AstraZeneca ran deeper; he was paid $240,045 by the company between 2002 and 2008 for speaking engagements, consulting, and research grants. Regardless of whether Dr. Olson's medical judgment was actually impaired with respect to Dan Markingson's medical care, his financial stake in the CAFE study raises questions over physicians' commitment to patients in the face of outside financial interests."

The full article appears in The John Marshall Law Review.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, the psychiatry being practiced at the U-MN is nothing more than a well-funded front for big pharma, and overseen by the just as corrupt Academic Health Center. This article points out just how lucrative conducting clinical studies on human beings can be, when it also includes the speaking gigs and advisory board promotions. But another very important aspect is the fact that psychiatrist’s can write prescriptions, giving pharma companies a powerful incentive to lavishly subsidize both their lifestyle and profession.

    One of the oldest professions in the world can be loosely compared with the U-MN’s psychiatry research
    behavior, trading services for money, and being not controlled by human trafficking cartels, but by drug pushing cartels. If you think psychiatry research studies at the U-MN are anything other than a criminal drug cartel at work, think again.

    The counterfeit clinical trial being offered by certain psychiatric researchers at the U is no way to solve yours or your loved ones problems, mostly you end up further away from any real solution and most likely harmed by either the study drug, or inappropriate care and treatment.

    But the researcher was handsomely paid for all his/her hard work, and the rewards just keep paying out every time they stick their pharma ATM card in the old cash machine.

    Thank god for the belated Sunshine Act.