The practice of commissioning an anonymous writer, or ghostwriter, to do one’s writing has been employed for a number of famous books and papers in the past, including official presidential biographies. Examples of ghostwriting exist in almost every field – from politics to literature to scientific research. Ghostwriting is an industry of its own; thousands of people make their living every year by writing anonymously. Although ghostwriting has been historically accepted, it has been undergoing some criticism recently that it is considered a form of plagiarism.
As a mother of a psychiatric survivor, a beautiful, sensitive, attractive 28 year old creative artist who has been deeply harmed by involuntary treatment (i,e. forced drugging) I deeply resent how doctors like Robert Yapundich, MD so easily dismiss their oath to ‘do no harm’ and act as mouthpieces for an industry that is virtually unregulated and in control of nearly every aspect of the dismal broken medical system, from biased research, to harmful clinical practices, to public policy formation. Doctors like him with only one agenda, to make buckets of money, have made it possible for the practice of psychiatry to become the baseless, corrupted, unscientific practice that it is today, its adherents, the false epistemic authorities who falsely claim that all mental illnesses are chronic permanent brain diseases caused by faulty genes or chemical imbalances just like ‘diabetes’, and which can only be ‘managed’ with lifelong sedation. Shame on these pseudo doctors like Robert Yapundich, MD. My brother and uncle are doctors and devoted to helping people.. People like Robert Yapundich, MD tarnish the noble profession of medicine and take away from doctors who really do help their patients and care about robust, unbiased medical research.
In his book 2012 Pharmageddon , Healy discusses the well-publicised birth defects crisis caused by thalidomide , a drug initially marketed as a sleeping pill. The 1962 disaster involved more than 10,000 children in 46 countries being born limbless and disabled. The United States Congress wanted to prevent a recurrence of such a tragedy, and sought to limit the marketing excesses of the pharmaceutical industry. So new drug development was rewarded with product rather than process patents, and new drugs were made available only through prescription. Also, new medications had to prove they worked through controlled trials before they reached the market. On the 50th anniversary of the 1962 FDA bill enacted by Congress, Pharmageddon argues that these arrangements have not been successful and have actually led to an escalating number of drug induced deaths and injuries.  In the same book ("Pharmageddon" page 155), Healy states that in the United States, the country that makes the greatest use of the latest pharmaceuticals, life expectancy has been falling progressively further behind other developed countries since the mid-1970s.