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Biederman and 2 other Harvard researchers subpoenaed! March 28, 2009

Filed under: big pharma,corrupt doctors,corruption — clementine @ 11:37 pm
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Hmmm…maybe Biederman will get what he deserves.

According to this NY Times article he has been subpoenaed:

Federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena seeking information about the work and statements of three prominent Harvard researchers who have been the focus of a Congressional investigation into conflicts of interest in medicine.

The researchers — Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy E. Wilens — are named in the subpoena, which was sent on Wednesday to Fletch Trammel, a lawyer who represents state attorneys general in lawsuits that claim makers of antipsychotic drugs defrauded state Medicaid programs by improperly marketing their medicines.

The three researchers have advocated increased use of antipsychotic medicines in children and have accepted lucrative consulting agreements from the drugs’ makers. Senator Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican investigating conflicts of interest in medicine, found that each of the researchers had failed to report much of his consulting income to Harvard. Mr. Grassley has also said that Dr. Biederman and Dr. Wilens might have violated federal and university research rules. The controversy led Dr. Biederman to suspend his work with the drug industry.

The subpoena was issued by the Federal District Court for the Massachusetts District; it was sought by the United States attorney in Massachusetts, Michael J. Sullivan, and by the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, Daniel R. Levinson. The subpoena seeks all documents produced in litigation relating to the three researchers as well as transcripts of any depositions of them.

Mr. Trammel said he would “comply with the subpoena and facilitate the U.S. attorney’s investigation in any way I can.”

Peter Spivack, a lawyer for Dr. Biederman, and Mark Paoletta, a lawyer for Dr. Wilens and Dr. Spencer, said they were unaware of a subpoena.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Sullivan declined to comment on the investigation.

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9 Responses to “Biederman and 2 other Harvard researchers subpoenaed!”

  1. Stephany Says:

    those other 2 are on just about all biederman’s abstracts, plus more like wozniak. i hope prison works out for at least biederman

  2. Stan Says:

    Wow:

    You work 16-20 hours a day slaving away, while walking across hot burning casting coals in bare feet and still have time to post the latest out of “I been a bad bad doctor who happens to like boy boobs” news.

    Next we will be seeing the video of you walking across water! {laughing}.

    I got your email and information{ thank you berry berry Much}, so now I’m figuring out how to get something on tape and where I should rent the donkey. I find it a little strange you requested a donkey in this tender love scene; but your the professional; so I guess I have to go with where the power radiated from in non-reality. {laughing}

    Now I have to find that brain material I packed up in boxes and wasn’t using? I could have placed it in with old socks and underwear; I just can’t remember with any clarity at this time.

    I’m choosing to run a direct IV line from the coffee pot into my blood stream, and see if that helps me to get moving. If that doesn’t work, I guess I will have to get my car fired up and wet both ears touching the battery cables to my head. This usually does the trick, but I have a whole week of bad hair days following thank you very much. No, thank you very much..

    There I go again having those looping conversations with my self!!

    Hope your having a great day and are getting rested for a long week of actors endlessly whining before your royal throne. {Smirk}.

    Yours Truly
    Stan

  3. clementine Says:

    Stan,

    I could ask the director to change the scene-would you prefer a monkey???!!! ha.

    I am resting (thank you) before this long week. Although I won’t be sitting on a throne. But, hey, that’s a GREAT idea…ha.

  4. Ana Says:

    I have copied your e-mail to FDA you left at Philip and have publish it in a post.
    Thank you for doing it.
    Hope you are fine!
    Ana

  5. D Bunker Says:

    “Peter Spivack, a lawyer for Dr. Biederman, and Mark Paoletta, a lawyer for Dr. Wilens and Dr. Spencer, said they were unaware of a subpoena.”

    Unaware?

    As in Unaware that they were supposed to disclose those $Millions to Harvard?

    Unaware that Collecting those $Millions by using little kids as chemical Punching bags is wrong?

    How much longer did these (deleteds) expected the rest of the World to remain Unaware?

    And for That matter, how did Harvard itself expect the Authorities to remain Unaware?

    It’s not just Biederman, Wilens & Spencer, but the clowns who Sheltered them as well who need to be doing time.

  6. Charles Says:

    Dr. Biederman is a wonderful doctor who has been an incredible help to my child and our family. Before you judge him so harshly, see this description of how Gardiner Harris of the New York Times has used tabloid journalism techniques to distort his record http://www.drugwonks.com/account_blog/row?_method=get&eid=789c52d2dc72851406c281b9eeab8ffc&id=6150 For the truth about Dr. Biederman, also see: http://www2.massgeneral.org/pediatricpsych/staff/biederman.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Biederman
    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/01/30/doctor_scrutinized_for_drug_firm_ties_gets_kudos_from_bipolar_patients_kin/

  7. Stephany Says:

    Hey Charles, how do you feel about a doctor pocketing a million bucks and not reporting it? that broke code where he works and as a result can’t work on pharma funded research (which is most ALL research) because he is being investigated by a sitting US Senator.

    Biederman’s influence in the psych world as a KOL (key opinion leader) is dangerous and in the last decade the pediatric bp dx increased 4000%.

    No doubt, your child is on psych meds not approved by the FDA for use in children under age 18, unless the drug is Abilify or Risperdal, and Biederman’s risperdal studies broke protocol (breach) and that is why he is being investigated by Grassley AGAIN.

    Basically, Biederman is suspended. Not a pretty picture for someone who believes in drugging children as young as 4-5 years old with drugs that have side effects such as death, diabetes and permanent movement damage. (involuntary muscle movement, tardive dyskinesia).

    Biederman is doing a fine job giving pharma the reputation they deserve and own: greed, lies, cooked data, skewed data, not reporting income from pharma….wow he fits the picture of evil in my opinion.

  8. stan Says:

    Dear Clementine;

    I must speak out in earnest in retort to this Charles commenter:

    Quote:

    “Charles Says:
    April 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm”

    “Dr. Biederman is a wonderful doctor who has been an incredible help to my child and our family.”

    Jeez, The blind followers just don’t get it! Or maybe your a drug company rep making your rounds? Either way you are dead wrong.

    This Biederman is a unethical criminal, promoter, and master mind of the Fantasy “Bipolar Child Myth”.

    If you think taking untold thousands of dollars from Big Pharma and not reporting it while conducting studies for these very drugs and companies is OK?

    If you think that stating the outcome of a study before its even been done is OK?

    If you think not reporting numerous violations of study protocols is OK

    If you think drugging pre-schoolers with A-Typical Anti psychotic drugs with consequences that include TD, Obsesity, diabetes, and a whole host of other life altering adverse consequences is OK?

    If you think being a leading spokesperson for drug industry sponsored and promoted pre-school early drug intervention for any so called phony condition this monster Biederman and his cohorts created as a behavioral disorders including ADHD, ADD, Childhood/pre-school Bipolar, and what he likes to call childhood conduct disorder is OK.

    Then you are worshiping the right God in your life {whoops second too God was his testimony in court records}.

    Just keep going to your NAMI meetings and believe what you want to in your sick and twisted little world.

    You are completely ignorant and blind to what psychiatry is all about in reality, and the horrendous damage they are doing to our society and victims each and every day.

    Biederman should be in prison without a license to practice medicine ever again. Some day maybe you will wake up and feel or see the actual consequences of these drugs and drug pimps you tout with such dedication.

    Then just maybe if you or the kid you have drugged half to death is still able; you will start to see the whole ugly and greed mongering picture your renowned fraud has helped create.

    Don’t even think about pulling out your Scientology card and any of that same old crud here. You are the naive member and follower of this blind psychiatry cult in truth!

    I am not a Scientology follower or anti-medicine. I am anti-psychiatry, Anti-deception, anti-influence peddling for pure greed and position, I am anti drugging little children and destroying their lives just out of pure arrogance, status, greed, and ego.

    If your such a great believer; pop a few of those magic pills each day and let us know how your doing in a few years. You seem to have no problem shoving them down a family members throat that has no choice, has been manipulated, or can not make an informed choice.

    So chew on that a while you attend your hero’s next fan club meeting at Harvard and MGH.

    Stan

  9. D Bunker Says:

    Stan, the writing’s on the wall. We Will see Joe Biederman in handcuffs yet. The real tragedy is that we Won’t see his progeny all rounded up and incarcerated With him.

    Biederman’s true evil lies in empowering 7,000 More US Child Psychiatrists to cite Biederman’s actions as a Courtroom Defense against their repeating those actions all over America.

    Each and every one of them deserve to be poisoned with their own FDA Safe & Effective chemical blackjacks.

    And since they don’t seem to believe in Disclosure;

    The Blogosphere is going to have Teach them just what Disclosure IS, …… by Disclosing a Whole Lot more about them than they ever Wanted DISCLOSED!


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