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ADHD "Experts" Conflicts of Interest

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Upton Beall Sinclair Jr.

This list currently includes the self-described ‘world experts’ who signed The World Federation of ADHD 2021 Consensus Statement. It only lists their relationships with business involved in the manufacturing and/or marketing of ADHD drugs. It does not include ties to other commercial organisations involved in the ADHD Industry or other Big Pharma financial relationships. COI's for other prominent 'experts' will be added shortly.


# Indicates this ‘expert’ is a signatory of The World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement. Note: Currently the list only includes signatories of the Consensus Statement. It is anticipated that before 2022 the list will be expanded to include all 66 (an additional 40 who are not signatories) of the researchers listed on expertscape as world leading ADHD Experts.


X indicates that the ‘expert’ is a signatory to the The World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement but did not declare the preceding ADHD drug manufacturer financial relationship in the statement.

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