April 28, 2023

Another NASEM conflict of interest

A recent article revealed that the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine reportedly received funds—to the tune of $19 million—from members of the Sackler family, a few of whom are associated with the family business, Purdue Pharma.

Hmmm. Sounds familiar, a lot like FDA’s inappropriate influencing of NASEM’s 2020 report on compounded hormones.

According to the article, some efforts have been made over the years to discredit the NASEM reports that were funded by members of the OxyContin manufacturer, but these attempts are too little, too late.

One of the scientists interviewed for the article remarked that “the group’s longtime failure to disclose financial ties between committee members and industry placed the Academies in the ‘dark ages’ of research integrity.”