Drug Review Head Forced to Quit

Dr. Daryl Efron who headed the Australian Federal Government’s review into the use of psychotropic drugs in minors has been forced to stand down after being exposed as being in the pocket of two of the drug companies pushing the drugs.

Even after details of his involvement with Novartis and Eli Lilly were exposed Efron didn’t resign. He was forced out only after public opinion built up to the extent that the Health Minister’s was forced to act and Efron was ‘pushed’.

Hopefully the review will also expose how far the tentacles of Big Pharma reach into the rest of society. Checking out the bankrollers of ‘Beyond Blue’ and its head Jeff Kennett would be a good place to start.

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