Friday, November 21, 2008

Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, Psychiatrist Radio Host Tied to Drug Company Payments

The U.S. Senate is investigating Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, a psychiatrist and host of "The Infinite Mind," a popular NPR radio program. Goodwin allegedly received more than $1 million in fees fro m drug makers between 2000 and 2007. According to reports, Goodwin failed to disclose that he was receiving payments from drug makers for treatments covered during his radio show.

Goodwin's problems surfaced as part of a larger Senate investigation into potential conflicts of interest by doctors. The Senate investigation is lead by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). Read Article: The New York Times

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