A Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed Or The Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

July 31, 2014 12:46 PM

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A Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed Or The Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

During my entire 30-plus-year career as a behavioral/developmental pediatrician in private practice, I have attended only one drug company-sponsored dinner where I was paid for just showing up.

In 2003, I received a letter from Eli Lilly and Company, inviting me to hear a former Columbia Medical School classmate -- what an amazing coincidence -- talk about Strattera (atomoxetine), Lilly's new drug for the treatment of ADHD/ADD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and non-hyperactive i...

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