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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:58
The blockbuster model is dying a very slow and painful death and there will be more collateral damage before it's all over. Early morning brought news that Pfizer might buy Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, including its biologics division, for $60 billion.
Category: FDA Common sense Miscellany cGxP's FDA and Regulatory Issues The Pharma Industry Drug Marketing and Sales Pharmaceutical Industry Conflicts of Interest drug development
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 07:36
Computer documents have been the downfall of many a company---think Enron. And things as basic as date and author stamps and wording became very important in Merck's Vioxx case.
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 07:06
After carefully following the 2008 campaign, I am finally getting what is meant by "Small Town Values." Apparently, they include homophobia, xenophobia, and lots and lots of guns. It appears that killing and eating a moose is more important for a VP candidate than knowing where a country sits.
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 10:12
What Pres. Lincoln should have said was, "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that's good enough to win an election." Neither candidate for the highest office in the land has mentioned who would be on...
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 16:39
In the 1960s and 1970s, I was quite vocal about women's rights: equal pay, advancement opportunities, etc. What I found, in a large number of settings, was that the males agreed with me (mostly). Where I was amazed was the responses of a large number of women.
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 11:45
Watching the Olympics is amazing...even when Bob Costas interviewed our Commander-in-Chief. However, when Bob asked, "How can you seriously address the Russia-Georgia issue with so many problems at home?" I waited for a reasoned response. Silly me...after 7 1/2 years? When "W" answered, "What problems? We have no problems." I...
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Sat, 08/02/2008 - 09:59
I have a neat idea: why don't we flood Beijing with fake tickets to the Olympics? Give them a taste of counterfeiting, eh? Maybe a blast of overbooking of seats will show the government our displeasure at them not doing a whole bunch to stop phoney drugs from being made...
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 17:45
Most of us use fillers when we speak: uh, um, you know, clearly, like, and that's what I'm talkin' about. The latest insult to our collective mind is "It is what it is." (Duh!) I can only imagine Glog's mate complaining about how damp and wet the cave is...and his...
Category: Pharmaceutical industry management Pharmaceutical sales and marketing Human condition Common sense
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Tue, 06/10/2008 - 09:41
A few years ago the American Cancer Society used vanity to help women stop smoking. Apparently, cancer, stroke, and heart disease weren't convincing them to quit, so the ACS used vanity: it disclosed that nicotine caused capillaries to constrict.
Category: Pharmaceutical industry management management Pharmaceutical sales and marketing Human condition Common sense
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 10:03
Are health costs too high? Yes! Are the pharmaceutical industry-types to blame? Not so much. The "cost" of health care that includes drugs is only a small fraction of what we spend. The far greatest cost, from knowing a number of doictors, is the "cost of doing business." The reason...