Dollars and Jens
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Eliot Spitzer is suing GlaxoSmithKline for fraud on the grounds that they did more to publicize a study that showed promise for Paxil than a study that showed no statistically significant benefit over a placebo. GSK had told the FDA about the second study -- which didn't demonstrate anything actually wrong with the drug -- and even allowed one of the researchers to present the results at a conference. It turns out that this sounds even sillier to someone who knows the drug industry.
Incidentally, I look forward to Spitzer's next political campaign. No doubt his ads will promote all information about him equally, whether or not it supports his election.