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Drug Company Shills Write Medical Manual

April 23, 2006

By Greedy Trial Lawyer

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Category: Gaming The System

There are drug company moles who write the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM), the American Psychiatric Association's diagnosis manual, which is used as the basis for insurance payments for psychiatric treatments, including drugs. USA Today reports on this cozy arrangement.

A majority of the medical experts who created the "bible" for diagnosing mental illness have undisclosed financial links to drugmakers, says a study out Thursday.

And some panels overseeing disorders that require treatment with prescription drugs, such as schizophrenia and "mood disorders," were 100% filled with experts financially tied to the pharmaceutical industry, says the study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

These moles don't even have to "play a doctor on T.V." in order to get the cash register to ring for their drug companies. They are doctors who shill with a printing press.

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