Ex-NIMH head Goodwin is back in the news

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, December 2008:
Frederick K. Goodwin, host of “The Infinite Mind” program on
National Public Radio since 1998, “earned at least $1.3 million from
2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers, income not
mentioned on the program,” reported Gardiner Harris of The New York
Times on November 21, 2008, citing findings by Senator Charles E.
Grassley (R-Iowa).
“In a program broadcast on Sept-ember 20, 2005,” Harris
wrote, Goodwin “warned that children with bipolar disorder who were
left untreated could suffer brain damage, a controversial view.


‘But as we’ll be hearing today,’ Dr. Goodwin told his audience,
“modern treatments–mood stabilizers in particular–have been proven
both safe and effective in bipolar children.’ That same day,
GlaxoSmithKline paid Goodwin $2,500 to give a promotional lecture for
its mood stabilizer drug Lamictal. GlaxoSmithKline paid him more than
$329,000 that year for promoting Lamictal, records given to
Congressional investigators show.”
As director of the National Institutes of Mental Health
during the Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush presidencies, and
earlier as director of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, & Mental Health
Administration, Goodwin was a frequent flamboyant critic of animal
advocacy. He was transferred from the NIMH to another position
within the Department of Health & Human Services after a February
1992 speech in which he reportedly likened U.S. inner cities to
jungles and inner city youth to violent and hypersexual monkeys.

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