Top Drug Company Executive in Pussy-For-Pills Scandal

Just when you thought drugmaker AstraZeneca couldn't get any more evil, the company's US medical director confesses to trading Vicodin for sex (no, not with Moe) and "pumping" another for classified information. To the quotes!

To recap: AstraZeneca is in seriously hot water for suppressing a study that showed the firm's blockbuster psychiatric drug Seroquel caused diabetes and weight gain. Seroquel made the company $4.4 billion dollars so it might be understandable why they'd bury the research. Understandable but seriously wrong. Now, the drugmaker, according to the NYT faces "about 9,000 personal-injury lawsuits from more than 15,000 former users of Seroquel" and a federal investigation into the marketing of the drug. But onto the sex!

According to a tremendously enjoyable BNET article:

Former AstraZeneca U.S. medical director for Seroquel Wayne MacFadden confessed his multiple sexual affairs, and his offer of drugs to one of the women he was sleeping with, to lawyers in December 2007...The confessions include descriptions of sex in hotel rooms paid for by AZ, illicit distribution of Vicodin, and a kinky relationship in which one of his colleagues asked to be "punished" for looking at a study that had negative results for Seroquel.

MacFadden told that woman: "You will be punished (in the usual fashion!) when I see you … but perhaps more harshly this time!!!"

Kinky! But there's more. Transcripts of the deposition shed more light on the long time boomboom and general shitty manipulative guy behavior of Mr. MacFadden

Q: Sir, you're using sex to try to get trade secrets out of Bristol-Myers Squibb to benefit AstraZeneca. That's not only unethical, that's illegal, isn't it?
A: I don't know that.
Q: You were pumping her for information, correct? I withdraw that question. You were trying to get information out of her?
A: It appears that I asked her for information.
Q: And you promised her something if she succeeded, right?
A: In a joking fashion, it apparently –
Q: "If you succeed … there'll be a surprise in store for you" … did I read that correctly?
A: Yes.


Q: By the way, you were having an illicit sexual affair with REDACTED too, weren't you?
A: Yes.
Q: She's another person who was involved in studies, this time at Parexel, right?
A: She was an employee at Parexel, which is a company was involved with the publication process, yes.

The documents also include emails:

Jan. 13, 2006, from REDACTED to MacFadden:
Just a quickie as I'm writing frantically at my desk trying to finish my quetiapine paper; hope your day is going well. Was wondering if you have access to a paper (you won't like it much because it says that quetiapine isn't as effective as olanzapine or risperidone!!!)…In fact I will probably need to be punished for even looking at it."

MacFadden's Reply:

Hi, doll, logged off early to hang with the kids … hope this is not getting to you too late!!! And yes, you will be punished (in the usual fashion!) when I see you … but perhaps more harshly this time!!!

In the deposition, MacFadden said this:

A: I believe this is a reference to sexual play.
Q: Bondage?
A: Perhaps.

Man, does anyone have a picture of this guy because he must be pretty good looking to get away with this. If so, please send to Tips.