Monthly Archives: May 2009

Phony Tamiflu Sites Spike in Wake of Swine Flu

In the wake of the swine flu craze, at least 55 Web sites have sprung up in the last few weeks selling Tamiflu. That’s according to a new report by data firm MarkMonitor. Two of the pharmacies are certified—one in the US and one in the UK—and six of the pharmacies are actually using the […]
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The True Cost of Investigator Compensation

As government continues to push for physician/pharma payment transparency, and regulations come to pass forcing pharma to disclose how much it gives doctors, one wonders when someone will look into payments to clinical trial investigators? Cutting Edge Information reached out to 58 pharma companies engaged in US-based payments to investigators, and requested post-study data from […]
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Facebook Apps Storm Pharma

Image via CrunchBase Three pharmaceutical companies recently took big steps into the world of social media, launching Facebook applications that give consumers the ability to download and interact with health information material. For those having a hard time keeping up with the rapidly evolving world of Web 2.0, a Facebook application (“app” for short) is […]
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Amylin Drops 200 Sales Reps

Image via Wikipedia Biotech firm Amylin, on Monday, announced that it would trim its sales force by 200, or about 35 percent of its total. The move is expected to save the company about $65 million by 2010, and comes on the heels of an announcement that the company asked FDA to consider a once-weekly […]
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Rx Scripts Spike in Wake of Swine Flu

Image via Wikipedia The milder than originally perceived H1N1 “swine flu” might have government officials and physicians pondering the depth of its impact, but one thing that is hard to ignore is the impact the illness has had on the pharmaceutical industry’s new prescription figures. According data issued on Monday by healthcare analytical firm SDI, […]
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