Friday, April 02, 2010

Charles Nemeroff, Consultant Extraordinaire

The key opinion leader of key opinion leaders. Or Boss of Bosses, if you prefer. In any case, take a peek at the following from Charles Nemeroff's page on the University of Miami's website. Seems like something must have happened in 2006 to slow down Chuck's momentum...

What? This is old news? Yeah, I know. But I just hadn't written much about our friends in the world of drug sales/"academics" lately, so I just had to do this.

Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Company Scientific Advisory Boards

Abbott Laboratories
- Consultant, Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division, 1986-1992.
- Research and Education Advisory Board for Psychiatry
- Member, 1990 - 2006
- Executive Board, 1991 - 1993, 2003 - 2006
-Antidepressant Advisory Board, 1991 - 1992

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Clinical Advisory Board
- Member, 2000 - 2006.

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
- Psychiatry Advisory Board, 1997 - 2001.
- Chairman, 1999 - 2002.
- Neuroscience Scientific Advisory Board, 1999 - present.

- Antipsychotic Advisory Board, 2003 - 2006.
- Antidepressant Advisory Board, 2003 - 2006.
- EMSAM Advisory Board - Chairman, 2005-2006.

Cephalon Pharmaceuticals
- Scientific Advisory Board, 2002

Comprehensive Neuroscience, Inc.
- Scientific Advisory Board, 1999 - 2004.

- Scientific Advisory Board, 2001 - 2006

- Scientific Advisory Board, 2002 - 2006.
- Chair, Mechanism of Action Board, 2003 - 2006.

Cypress Biosciences, Inc.
- Board of Directors, 2001 - 2004
- Consultant, 2004 - 2006

Eli Lilly and Company
- Psychiatry Advisory Board, 1990 - 2000.
- Bipolar Advisory Board, 1998 - 1999.
- Consultant, 2002 - 2003.
- Global Neuroscience Advisory Board, 2005 - 2006.

Forest Laboratories
- Citalopram Clinical Advisory Board, 1997 - 2002.
- Psychiatry Scientific Advisory Board, Chairman, 1999 – 2008.

GlaxoSmithKline Advisory Board of Psychiatrists
- Chairman, 1991 - 2004.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals
- Mood Disorders Advisory Board, Member and Chairman, 1998 - 2004.
- Topiramate Advisory Board, Member and Chairman, 1999 - 2001.
- Antipsychotic Advisory Board, Member, 1999 - present.

Johnson & Johnson Scientific Advisory Board, 2007- present.

- Consultant, 2006

Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories
- Consultant, Neuroscience Research Center, 1994.
- Mood Disorders Advisory Board, 1999 - 2003.

Merck-MedCo Mental Health Advisory Board
- Member, 1996 – 1998

Mt. Cook Pharma
- Board of Directors, 2007 - Present

Neurocrine Biosciences
- Scientific Advisory Board, 1994 - 2004.

- Scientific Advisory Board, 2006

Novadel Pharma
- Board of Directors, 2003 - present
- Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
- Member, Compensation Committee
- Member, Nominating Committee

Novartis Pharmaceutical Company
- Bipolar Advisory Board Chairman, 2001 - 2003.
- Pediatric Bipolar Advisory Board, 2002 - 2003.
- Antidepressant Advisory Board, 2006.

Organon Pharmaceuticals Psychiatry Advisory Board
- Member, 1997 - 2004.

Otsuka Psychiatry Advisory Board
- Chairman, 2003 - 2006.

- Scientific Advisory Board, 2006 – present.

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
- Clinical Neuroscience Advisory Board, 2004 - 2006.
- Chair, Antipsychotic Advisory Board, 2004 - 2006.

Quintiles Scientific Advisory Board, 2004 - present

- Stockholder

Roche Laboratories, a Division of Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
- Mania Advisory Board, 1993.
- Pharmocogenomics Advisory Board, 2006

- Psychiatry Advisory Board, 2002 - 2005.

- Scientific Advisory Board, 1999 - 2003.

Solvay Pharmaceuticals Psychiatry Advisory Board
- Member, 1991 - 1999.
- Chairman, 1991 - 1999.
- Antipsychotic Advisory Board, 2005 - 2006.

Somerset Pharmaceuticals Psychiatry Advisory Board
- Chair, 2000 - 2004.

Vela Pharmaceuticals
- Scientific Advisory Board, 2001 - 2002.

Wyeth-Ayerst Psychiatric Advisory Board
- Chairman and Member, 1995 - 2002.


Doug Cranmer said...

"Seems like something must have happened in 2006 to slow down Chuck's momentum..."

Being the target of a witch hunt would have that sort of effect, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

It is both ironic and fitting that Nermeroff ended up at Miami. For years, Miami fielded football teams that were chock full of thugs, convicts, and sociopaths. But they won games and the university administration looked the other way. This is exactly what Miami is now doing by putting Nemeroff as the Head Coach of Psychiatry. You reap what you sow!

Oops! said...

Hey, CP, here's another eye opener:

Message from the Chairman
Coming Soon

That's not very inspiring. But let's give the guy a break -- he has been there only 4 months.

Roy M. Poses MD said...

I counted 35 different companies, although some may be subsidiaries of others.
When on earth did he actually perform the duties his faculty position supposedly required?

Bernard Carroll said...

I always used to teach that the main job of an academic consultant is to dissuade pharmaceutical corporations from wasting money on fads and quixotic ventures. Apparently Charles Nemeroff never understood that message. As I look at your long list of Nemeroff’s consulting relationships, I see a good deal of pharmaceutical bottom fishing (Cypress Biosciences, Corcept, and CeNeRx – the last of these is missing from the list) and failures to extinguish unproductive efforts in timely fashion (Merck, Neurocrine), and quite a bit of shilling through the medium of ghostwriting (GlaxoSmithKline, Cyberonics, Janssen) but I see nothing that ACRE and Thomas Stossel would ever be justified in lamenting the lack of.

skillsnotpills said...

so many whores for just 1 pimp, eh?

By the way, has Philip Dawdy abandoned his site? No posts in over 6 weeks, and the one he last did had no bearing on mental health issues, so really none in 2 months.

I guess the topics at hand at these sites is too boring. Obamination-care has depleted the masses.

CL Psych said...

Doug: Witch hunt? Seriously? Just do a quick search at the top of this site for "Nemeroff", read through his sordid accomplishments, then tell me he was a victim. Gimme a break.

And yes, how did he have time for those pesky full-time job duties...

therapy4help said...

For instance, just because a doctor calls himself a psychiatrist is no guarantee that he is actually competent to practice psychiatry. For example, legally, a proctologist, a medical doctor certified as a specialist only in disorders of the rectum, can label himself as a non-board certified psychiatrist and do adolescent counseling for drug problems or psychotherapy for suicidal patients-all, with no training in psychology.

Anonymous said...

Charles Nemeroff continues to serve on NARSAD's Scientific Council, according to the organization's Web site. Considering his track record, I was surprised to see his name on the list.

What exactly is NARSAD, anyway? And what is the purpose of the "Healthy Minds Across America" campaign?

...... said...

For all the drug studies and consultants on boards of corporations, one would think that we have a great mental health system. Except we don't...