Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Are Pharma Sales Reps Service Employees?

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Are Pharma Sales Reps Service Employees?
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether drug companies have to pay their sales representatives for working overtime hours, "a questi...
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Deconstructing Pitts' Guiding Principles for Pharma Social Media

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Peter Pitts over at DrugWonks Blog has put together 11 "principles that must serve as the basic substrate of regulated social media par...
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What's On Pharma's 2011 List for Santa?

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At this time every year, the good "boys and girls" of U.S. pharmaceutical industry send a letter to Santa that includes a list &qu...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pfizer, World's Most Innovative Drug Company - Not!

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Pfizer, World's Most Innovative Drug Company - Not!
Pfizer is the world's most "innovative" drug company, not in terms of developing new drugs to treat, for example, high cholest...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Calling Merck: Help Save the Honey Bee!

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Calling Merck: Help Save the Honey Bee!
The European Parliament has called on the pharmaceutical industry to play a role in finding a solution to halt the rapid decline of the hone...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cancer Drugs: Greener Pastures for Pharma R&D and Wall Street

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Cancer Drugs: Greener Pastures for Pharma R&D and Wall Street
Two news items regarding medical/pharmaceutical research caught my attention today. Both involve stem cells. The first item was about resear...
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Customers Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

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Customers Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
A friend of mine, Vinay Kumar, just published a book focused on customer service.   The title is, Customers Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em .   The boo...
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Occupy Pfizer! Protest It's Deal to Block Sales of Generic Lipitor! #OccupyPFE

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Occupy Pfizer! Protest It's Deal to Block Sales of Generic Lipitor! #OccupyPFE
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!" I love that line from the 1976 movie Network . The whole scene ...
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Five Steps to Building a Membership Recruitment Strategy

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I just responded to a question on how an organization should put together a membership recruitment strategy.   The question reminded me that...
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Your Wife, Your Choice - Diapers or Detrol (now Toviaz)?

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Your Wife, Your Choice - Diapers or Detrol (now Toviaz)?
Pfizer's @pfizer_news Twitter account just posted this tweet: "Toviaz top-line primary endpoint results positive in overactive blad...
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Pharma Turns Up the Heat on Off-Label "Free Speech" Chilled by FDA - Implications for Social Media Marketing

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Pharma Turns Up the Heat on Off-Label "Free Speech" Chilled by FDA - Implications for Social Media Marketing
"FDA’s regulations censor manufacturers," says the Medical Information Working Group (MIWG), an "informal" group of phar...
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Do Women Take More Drugs Than Men Because They Need To or Because They Are Targeted by DTC Advertising?

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Aside from Viagra, there's hardly a prescription drug I've heard of that women are NOT the major users of. Take, for example, this b...
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wedding Retro Fashion Dress

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Wedding Retro Fashion Dress
Wedding Fashion is cyclical. It is a known fact. The clothes she wore her mother when she was in college have made a complete U-turn to ret...
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Friday, November 4, 2011

FDA Moves the Cheese on Drug Approval Numbers

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FDA Moves the Cheese on Drug Approval Numbers
The FDA and the pharmaceutical industry are bragging about the number of "new" drugs approved in "fiscal year" 2011 (Oct...
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chantix May Be More Dangerous Than Smoking!

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Chantix May Be More Dangerous Than Smoking!
Reuters reports ( here ) that Chantix is "eight times more likely to be linked with a reported case of suicidal behavior or depression ...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Google to Shutter Sidewiki on December 5, A Day That Will Live Famously!

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Yesterday, Google sent out an email (see here ) informing users of its sidewiki service that it will close the service on December 5. Sidewi...
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Are Pharma Reps Important to Docs or Not?

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Are Pharma Reps Important to Docs or Not?
Back in March, 2011, I reviewed a PhRMA sponsored survey of physicians the results of which PhRMA claimed shows that "nearly eight out ...
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Lipitor Won't Go Gentle Into that Good Generic Night

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Lipitor Won't Go Gentle Into that Good Generic Night
Today's Wall Street Journal reports that "Pfizer Inc. isn't rolling over and conceding the market for its cholesterol-lowering...
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