Friday, August 17, 2007

Amateur Sleuthing

The Wiki Scanner story is simply irresistible. Pharmalot let us know that AstraZeneca had changed the Wikipedia entry for Seroquel (story via the Times of London). Read more at Wired and Forbes. But, why wait around for a journalist to break the story when you can do it yourself? The Wiki Scanner site is a wonderful tool for amateur sleuths such as myself. Wanna see which companies made changes to Wikipedia entries? Here's just one example: Edelman PR made a change to the Wikipedia for Celecoxib (Celebrex) and for Viagra.

I'm far too short on time to continue this exercise, but I encourage all of you to hit the Wiki Scanner site and see what you can find.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, but has this blog simply become an anti-psychiatry blog? Where are the discussions of clinical psychology?

Stephany said...

Isn't ironic? that once we all see psychiatry for what it is, whether we take meds, have "labels" etc, we all end up sounding anti-psychiatry? It's like having to love your mortgage company.

Anonymous said...

you know stephany, if you hate meds so much they why do you take them (as you've made abundantly clear on your own blog)?

Stephany said...

It would be appropriate to ask me on my blog, rather than CL Pysch's.

Mark said...

"discussions of clinical psychology?" when coercive psychiatry sees people/patients/prisoner as purely chemical equations,
and psychology sees people as patients, patients as people. I think we are going to have trouble with the conflicting views of what is responsible for human behaviour.

PharmaFraud said...

Thanks for the Wiki scanner tip. I'm sure I'll have all kinds of fun with this little tool!

CL Psych said...

Anonymous: "has this blog simply become an anti-psychiatry blog? Where are the discussions of clinical psychology?"

I don't think the subject matter has changed very much since the blog started. Psychology makes an occasional appearance, but the incredible world of marketing/science/psychiatry begs to be written about. And I never said anything about "antipsychiatry" -- I'm anti- scientific misconduct and anti-marketing mixing with science.

Pharmafraud -- Great! There is likely a treasure trove of information waiting to be discovered.