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Psychiatrist Frederick K. Goodwin, who hosts a popular show on National Public Radio called “The Infinite Mind,” earned “at least $1.3 million from 2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers, income not mentioned on the program,” reports Gardiner Harris. This revelation and other news about Goodwin’s consulting work makes him “the latest in a series of doctors and researchers whose ties to drugmakers have been uncovered by Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. … Mr. Grassley is systematically asking some of the nation’s leading researchers and doctors to provide their conflict-of-interest disclosures, and he is comparing those documents with records of actual payments from drug companies. The records often conflict, sometimes starkly.” Goodwin claims he informed his program’s producer, Bill Lichtenstein, of his consulting work for drug companies, a claim that Lichtenstein strongly denies.

Source: New York Times, November 21, 2008

Written by LeisureGuy

23 November 2008 at 7:35 am

Posted in Business, Daily life

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