Monthly Archives: December 2009

Holiday Hiatus

 Well folks, it is the holiday season, and thankfully the end of 2009.  I'm not going to do a look-back – frankly I feel 2009 was not worth the time and trouble.  But wherever you are, I have a wish … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2009 GAO Reports – Map to Future Changes at FDA?

I always think that one of the harbingers of future direction for the FDA is looking to see what the GAO has been saying about the agency.  I always say during speaking engagements that you can tell the new shape … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 12/18/09

  We are looking out at the horizon for a huge paralyzing snowstorm that is headed to Washington tonight, little realizing that we are already paralyzed – at least in Congress, a body that cannot seem to move and cannot seem … Continue reading

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Pharma and YouTube – Where are the Eyeballs Going?

Earlier this week, I examined who seemed to be developing the most clout on Twitter, and the winner was clearly Novartis.  Today, I want to examine YouTube successes and failures. Most pharma companies came to YouTube in 2008, though some, … Continue reading

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Google and Pharmacovigilance

 Can search save the FDA? It is safe to say that the FDA has not been exactly an innovative thinker when it comes to the Internet.  The agency has done some nice work with widgets (peanut recall, e.g.,) and has … Continue reading

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