Blog

November 2010

Drug Maker Pays Ghostwriting Firm to Write Medical Textbook

As reported in todays New York Times Smith Kline Beecham (now Glaxo) utilized the services of professional medical ghostwriters Scientific Therapeutics Information located in Springfield, New Jersey to develop a timeline, outline and content for a medical textbook. The 269 page text, Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care used to teach doctors how to treat psychiatric disorders with drugs has as its official authors two prominent medical authors. But an acknowledgment in the preface of the book for an unrestricted educational grant from SKB raised the investigative ire of lawyers suing Glaxo for damages related to its anti-depressant blockbuster drug Paxil.

Read more

Recent Entries

Archive

Locks Law Firm only provides legal advice after having entered into an attorney client relationship, which our website specifically does not create. Conversations that originate from website messaging, chat or other two way web based engagement  do not create an attorney client relationship. It is imperative that any action taken be done on the advice of counsel. Because every case is different, the description of awards and cases previously handled do not guarantee a similar outcome in current or future cases. The firm practices law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York as Locks Law Firm. Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and other organizations that rate attorneys are not designations that have been approved by the State Supreme Courts or the American Bar Association.