Is FDA Too Slow to Approve New Drugs?

Back in March, 2017, President Trump "called on the Food and Drug Administration to speed the approval of drugs to treat life-threatening diseases, deriding the agency’s current process as 'slow and...

The Forgotten eHealth Code of Ethics

Recently, I was sorry to see that the eHealth Code of Ethics, which I helped create back in 2000, was not included in the list of references to an article about...

Some PhRMA Board Member Opioid-Producing Companies are NOT Signatories to Its DTC Advertising Principles...

In December 2008, the PhRMA Board of Directors unanimously adopted measures to enhance the PhRMA Guiding Principles on Direct to Consumer Advertisements about PrescriptionMedicines. The revised Principles took effect March 2, 2009. Despite...

Funny, Witty, Snarky Pharmaguy Memes About Pharma

The original, pre-internet definition of a meme is, “an element of a culture on system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic...

Defining “Patient Centricity”

Patient Centricity used to be a buzzword in that it was often mentioned but seldom practiced by pharma companies. A lot of progress has been made in the past years to achieve...

Pharma’s Reputation Depends on Who You Ask

Depending on who you ask, the drug industry's reputation is at an all-time low (read, for example, "Pharma’s Rep Among Patient Groups Sinks to Near Historical Lows") or an all-time high! For...

FDA Has Many Hurdles to Overcome in its Effort to Stem the Current Opioid...

The FDA has made many efforts to deal with the current opioid addiction crisis. The latest is the establishment of a "Opioid Policy Steering Committee." Some of these efforts may have...

PhRMA Gets Religion & Purges Low Hanging Fruit

PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry's primary lobbying group, announced changes to its membership structure that purged 22 companies of their membership or associate membership status. Now, to be a member of PhRMA, you...

The Benefits and Risks of Limiting Pharma Sales Rep Access to Physicians

Pharmaceutical sales representatives are faced with increasingly limited access to physicians as many academic medical centers and other healthcare centers adopt conflict of interest policies restricting detailing. This is another benefit...

March for Science, Why I March

John (PharmaGuy) Mack speaking at the March for Science in Doylestown, PA. My name is John Mack and I live in Newtown. On Twitter I am known as PharmaGuy – that’s P-H-A-R-M-A, plus “Guy!” I PUBLISH...

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