Category Archives: Pharma Industry Image

Earthquake Hits! The Tectonic Plates of Trust Shift

An earthquake struck the area where I grew up last week and again this weekend in southern Illinois.  Shocking.  But it wasn’t the first earthquake of the week.  Aftershocks continue.  The JAMA report last week measured very high on the … Continue reading

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A Reimbursement Policy to Die For

The image of the pharmaceutical industry has seen some battering.  Pricing issues, recalls, product withdrawals, clinical trial practices, me-too products, some marketing efforts, all have eroded the image of the industry that in essence often brings miracles and therefore people … Continue reading

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Heparin – Out of Adversity Comes Opportunity

The recent issues involving safety and the blood-thinner Heparin have dominated pharma news lately.  While it is one more story about dangers with a drug product that were not anticipated, it stands out on its own.  That is because it … Continue reading

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Corporate Use of Blogging – Johnson & Johnson and the Lawsuit

As noted here previously, the Johnson and Johnson blog launched by the company – JNJ BTW – is an unusual and bold experiment in new media and pharma. Since its launch, the blog has covered a range of topics, trying … Continue reading

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The Summer of SiCKO – Cannes Film Festival Begins Today

Many people have strong feelings about film/documentary producer Michael Moore.  Actually, I have to confess, I’ve never seen one of his films, but I would like to one day.  In any case, his current work, SiCKO has been selected as … Continue reading

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