Pharma funding behind mental health ‘advocacy’ campaigns & groups
No drug ads or Pharma sponsors dot the website of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation which has renamed itself the Zen-like “Balanced Mind Foundation.” (Meditation/medication–same idea, right?) Instead, visitors to the site will find slick slide shows, tales of children saved by bipolar drugs and a list of donor families. But according to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry the actual guidelines the Balanced Mind Foundation uses to discern bipolar disorder in children and adolescents were funded by Abbott, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Forest, Janssen, Novartis and Pfizer. Oops.