Big Pharma Stooge Busted in Australia

Pediatrician Dr. Daryl Efron heads the Australian government review into psychiatric drugs use for children.

It has now been revealed that Efron is a ‘consultant’ to both Novartis the manufacturers of Ritalin, and also Eli Lilly the manufacturers of Strattera.

Gary Disher the director of policy and communications for the Royal College of Physicians, which runs the ADHD committee of inquiry, admitted he did not know about Dr Efron’s work for the two big drug manufacturers.

The Australian Childhood Foundation has demanded that Efron step down immediately. CEO Joe Tucci said that it was an obvious conflict of interest and demanded that the Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott review the membership of the committee to ensure that its members were independent (not tainted by drug company cash).

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