Senator linkurl:Charles Grassley; (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued a stark warning to the American Psychiatric Association on Thursday (July 10): Clearly outline the pharmaceutical industry's financial influence on your workings or incur my wrath! Well, maybe Grassley didn't use those __exact__ words. "I have come to understand that money from the pharmaceutical industry can shape the practices of non-profit organizations which purport to be independent in their viewpoints and actions," Grassley wrote in a linkurl:letter; to APA CEO linkurl:James Scully.; "I would appreciate an accounting of industry funding that pharmaceutical companies and/or the foundations established by these companies have provided to the American Psychiatric Association (APA)." Grassley's language my be genial - as it tends to be in letters volleyed between the Senate conflict of interest hunter and his quarry - but his message is clear. The Senator has spent the better part of this year...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?