I recently received a message that included this sentence:
I replied to the sender:
There is a need to correct this view. The truth is that UK psychiatry is enmeshed in Pharma. Continuing Medical Education [CME] is dominated by paid opinion leaders, universities are saturated by Pharma money, and on an annual basis the Royal College of Psychiatrists accepts money from commercial interests.
A number of prominent social media psychiatrists seem determined to perpetuate information that does not present a true picture.
For trying to widen the view on this subject I have no doubt that my reputation will again face attack. My motives will be questioned and the actual subject under consideration will again be side-stepped.
Might those who argue that UK psychiatry is minimally influenced by the pharmaceutical industry directly respond to the following evidence: