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Post  jamesscot84 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:41 am

Biederman J & J Risperdal Documents
Tuesday, 25 November 2008

"A group of internal emails by Johnson & Johnson officials-mostly from officials in the company's Risperdal marketing division-provide a bird's eye view of collusion between the drug giant and Harvard's leading child psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Biederman, and one of Harvard's premier teaching hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital. ..."
" ...The Times quotes a June 2002 e-mail from Dr. Gahan Pandina, a Johnson & Johnson executive, to Dr. Biederman which included a brief abstract of a study of Risperdal in children "diagnosed" with disruptive behavior disorder. The study was intended to be presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry."

"One problem with the study, Dr. Pandina wrote, is that the children given placebos and those given Risperdal both improved significantly, "so, if you could, please give some thought to how to handle this issue if it occurs."

"The draft abstract that Dr. Pandina included in the e-mail, however, misrepresented the actual findings:
the abstract stated that only the children given Risperdal improved, while those given placebos did not. ..."

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