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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.
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...
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 12:13
Since (as I mentioned) the "cure" for drugs in groundwater is not going to happen quickly, there is something we can do right now. There are, approximately, 20 million people without healthcare in the US of A at the moment.
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 10:23
There have been reports lately about prescription drugs being found in our drinking water. The levels are relatively low, so no flares were sent up by the EPA. It is somewhat like the lead in toys from China: probably been there for some time, just not looked for until now.
Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:41
I just got back from Amsterdam where Europe was having some of the nastiest weather in many years. The winds were gusting to (at least) gale force and, in some cases, such as the UK, approximately hurricane force. Heavy rain was coming at me horizontally.
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Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 23:03
I'm in New Orleans for PittCon 2008. I was teasing a saleslady who was yawning at midday, when I learned something. She was tired from going out after work, buying as much bread and "fillins" as she could afford, making sandwiches and taking them to the 400+ homeless under the...
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Submitted by Ciurczak, Emil on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 14:32
As my wife and I were returning by train from "The City" last night (if you need to ask "which city?" you don't live on the east coast), we were listening to a group of teenagers. It was satisfying to actually hear them discussing the presidential election.