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Undisclosed Pharma Contributions

Most health advocacy organizations do not report industry funding.

 

In 2007, Eli Lilly and Company gave the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) $450,000 toward its Campaign for the Mind of America, which, if successful, could greatly expand the market for Lilly’s newest and most expensive psychiatric drugs.

Potential conflict of interest in the funding of health advocacy organizations (HAOs) by pharmaceutical companies is hard to suss out, because those relationships are mostly not made public. After doing a systematic analysis of the disclosure...


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