Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals

Josh Bloom formerly a Pharma guy, discusses Pharma markets and economics.

Josh is not my brother or my friend even, but is a recent addition to the ACSH staff of commentators and he has a Pharma insight that I don’t have and don’t want to have. Read this for some reality testing.

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ACE inhibitors win

I always liked ACE Inhibitors and shied away from Angiotensin Receptor Blockers because of cost.

Now I am rewarded for being parsimonious.

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Blood thinner report from the FDA

Comparing the thrombin inhibitor Pradaxa (dabigatron) to the vit K inhibitor and old standby, warfarin (Coumadin), the research results were mixed. Not impressive.

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More noise about the statins

As you know, there are those who think the statins are a little bit of a scam.

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Why no Antibiotic development?

Here’s a hint on why the R and D on antibiotics is drying up–FDA can claim some credit for the problem.

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Lipitor generating litigation–cause of type II diabetes?

The statins have some problems, they are still promoted as reducing cardiovascular event risk.

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Jenny McCarthy and RFK Jr: Ohio State Univ is calling you… Mumps outbreak

Even though we root for Ohio State’s opposition, we
still feel pity for anyone who’s listened to Jenny and RFK.
There are now over 200 confirmed cases of Mumps in
the Ohio State campus area, including Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading