Saturday, December 16, 2006

TeenScreen's Evil Sister Sued by Texas Attorney General

TMAP is the Texas Medication Algorithm Project -- a TeenScreen-style program concocted by drug companies to influence government officials to push the newest most expensive antipsychotic drugs. This program and TeenScreen were "recommended" by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Both are tools of Big Pharma -- the pharmaceutical industry.

But a whistleblower has initiated a huge lawsuit by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against Johnson & Johnson and five related companies, claiming that an official was paid under the table to recommend a certain drug with no superiority over other drugs available for the same purpose except for it's greater price tag.

Read about the case by clicking here. It's a fascinating story, and another crack in the Big Pharma phacade.

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