Monday, July 24, 2006

Psychiatrist Arrested for Promoting Off Label Drug Use

Dr. Peter Gleason spoke at hundreds of seminars, and was paid very well, when he told physicians that a drug prescribed for narcolepsy - Xyrem - could be prescribed for depression and pain relief. In doing so, New York Prosecutors said conspired with the drug’s manufacturer to suggest it for potentially dangerous uses.

Dr. Gleason now admits that he received more than $100,000 in 2005 from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which makes Xyrem.

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