Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Well doggies"

Check out the blog posting "Nemeroff, Seroquel, and ACCME" at the Health Care Renewal blog! An excerpt:
On December 23, 2008 I filed a formal complaint about Dr. Nemeroff’s program with ACCME. My bill of particulars was lengthy, detailed, and backed up by extensive materials. In due course, ACCME investigated the complaint and found that the program did violate ACCME standards. With respect to content, ACCME determined that Dr. Nemeroff’s program lacked sufficient information about possible adverse effects of treatment with atypical antipsychotic drugs; and failed to emphasize sufficiently the efficacy of alternative treatments. With respect to commercial bias, ACCME determined that bias existed as a result of the absence of contrasting therapy data, and through downplaying the drawbacks related to treatment with atypical antipsychotic drugs in depressed patients.
Click here to access this blog posting. Hat tip to the Carlat blog. And if you recognize the quoted phrase, we're "in tune".

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