Friday, April 22, 2011

Just say no to Oxycontin money

"A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health organization that has been criticized for its advocacy of controversial uses of narcotic painkillers says it has decided to stop taking money from the drug industry."

"UW made the announcement after an April 3 investigative report in the Journal Sentinel revealed that its UW Pain & Policy Studies Group had taken about $2.5 million over a decade from companies that make opioids. The money came while the group pushed for what critics say was a pharmaceutical industry agenda not supported by rigorous science: the liberalized use of narcotic painkillers for non-cancer chronic pain."

John Fauber reports in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

1 comment:

Jan Henderson said...

Did you see this article?

U blogging platform transitions to academics

"Among the University faculty blogs Gleason follows are “Fear and Loathing in Bioethics“ and “Faculty for the Renewal of Public Education,” who are contributed to by bioethics professor Carl Elliott and political science professor Teri Caraway.
Both Caraway and Elliott have been critical of the University’s administration — Elliott has written extensively on the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson, a clinical trial patient at the University."