FDA’s Drug Shortages Team: Why Are They Smiling?

"Hope on the Horizon," is the title of today's FDAVoice blog post by Margaret Hamburg, M.D., FDA Commissioner. The post (here) highlighted a presentation made by a patient at an FDA...

FDA Pulls “Plug” on PATANASE Detail Aid

Subtitled: Alcon Caught Illegally "Plugging" PATANASE Nasal Spray to Docs The FDA's Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) sent a "untitled" letter to Alcon Research regarding a PATANASE "detail aid", which the...

EU’s EMA Plans to Open Up Proprietary Drug Trial Data to Outside Investigators

European Medicines Agency (EMA) -- the European drug regulator -- "is opening its data vaults to systematic scrutiny in a move that will let independent researchers trawl through millions of pages...

Is Social Media Effective for Pharma Marketing?

I am attending and presenting at the 3rd Annual Pharma eMarketing Congress in Barcelona (see here) this week. Yesterday, I attended the pre-conference Social Media Training Day workshop presented by Alexandra...

Cutback in Prescriptions is a Sign of Pharma Recession

In the latest sign that the US pharmaceutical industry is in a recession, the New York Times reports that "through August of this year, the number of all prescriptions dispensed in...

The First Ever “Dear Doctor” Letter Regarding a Mobile Medical App Recall

When I wrote the Pharma Marketing News article "Some Unregulated Physician Smartphone Apps May Be Buggy" back in January 2012, I reported that Pfizer "recalled" its Rheumatology Calculator app because of...

Lazy IT “Nazis” Thwart iPad Use by Sales Reps

In a recent post, Rich Myer asked "how can pharma avoid the 'IT Nazis'"? Of course, he meant "Nazi" in a "good" sense, akin to the "Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld, the...

Want to See Adverse Events of Drugs You are Taking? Try This Site

New to me is the site FDAble, which says it is "A fast, simple search engine for all drug and vaccine Adverse Event information reported to the FDA."I entered these search...

A New Forum for Marketers!

Many readers of this blog may not know some of the other online venues I am responsible for that help pharmaceutical marketers stay in touch with the issues and with each...

Who Reads Pharma Marketing Blog?

I've been running a survey of readers of this blog for a while (see Pharma Marketing Blog Reader Survey to take the survey). Thank you if you have already taken the...

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