Montel Williams: Zero Tolerance for a Pharma Celebrity Spokesperson Gone Bad

Not so long ago, I called for pharma advertisers to boycott the Imus show over his infamous "nappy-headed ho" racial slur against young college athletes who never did him any harm...

Survey That Rewarded NYC Physicians with $100 Gift Card Concludes Physicians View Pharma Gifts...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry about all the brouhaha regarding results of a survey of NYC physicians just reported in Archives of Surgery. The survey finds that 72 percent...

Proper Pharma Use of Rx Data

Yesterday I posted a critique of an article in the May 2006 issue of the venerable Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine, affectionately known as PE to its loyal readers, of whom I consider...

Detailing by Telephone Accounts for Nearly Half of “New Media” Promotion to Physicians

*** PODCAST: Pharma TeleWeb e-Detailing - A CASE STUDY: Lilly's Experience in Europe Recorded LIVE Feb 23, 2011, 2 PM Eastern US. *** It's always been difficult to get a handle on...

Digital Health Coalition Urges FDA to Launch a Social Media “Laboratory” to Ensure Adequate...

In comments submitted to the FDA regarding recent social media guidance (read "FDA Publishes First Piece of Long-Awaited Social Media Guidance" for background), the Digital Health Coalition (DHC) -- comprised mostly...

AstraZeneca Urges FDA to Regulate the Whole and Nothing But the Whole SM Conversation

AstraZeneca (AZ) submitted comments to Docket No. FDA‐2009‐N‐0441 regarding Promotion of FDA‐Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools (find it here). Again and again throughout its comments to the...

Merck’s Sales Training “Boner”

Ed Silverman, please stop all the great posts! Go back on vacation...I have to get some work done! Ed has posted a series of Merck sales training videos over at Pharmalot (see...

The Pharma Criminal & Civil Penalty Challenge!

Public Citizen released additional data on pharmaceutical industry criminal and civil settlements, stemming from its March report tallying all settlements with both federal and state governments from 1991 through 2015. The...

Which is Bigger: Pharma Profits or R&D Spending?

On Mar 27, 2017, Public Citizen came out with a report that claimed "Pharmaceutical Industry Profits Are Nearly Double R&D Costs in 2013, 2014 and 2015". The email announcing the report...

Vytorin Ads Trump Peter Rost on Fox Business News

This morning, Peter Rost -- Pfizer whistleblower and anti-drug industry blogger -- appeared live on Fox Business News, which as we all know is "Fair and Balanced." Unfortunately, they gave much...

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