Monthly Archives: August 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Quantities to Fall Short of Predictions

Image by â– Guerry via Flickr The US may not have as many H1N1 flu vaccines available from the get-go as originally anticipated, CBS News reported on Tuesday. According to the report, approximately 45 million doses will be available in mid-October—that’s down from the original plan of 120 million doses. The new plan calls for […]
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Lilly Osteoporosis Drug Canned in Phase III Trials

Image by go elsewhere… via Flickr Lilly, on Wednesday, announced that it would not seek regulatory approval for its osteoporosis treatment arzoxifene, because the drug failed to meet certain end points in Phase III clinical trials. The good news is that the drug was successful in meeting the primary end point of the trial, dubbed […]
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Tauzin to Boehner: Don’t “Bully” Me

Image via Wikipedia PhRMA chief Billy Tauzin so far shows no sign of waving the white flag in response to an accusatory missive from House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner bludgeoning his former Republican colleague for leading the drug industry’s support of President Obama’s healthcare reform effort. Pointedly CC’d to pharma CEOs – Tauzin’s employers—and […]
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Woodcock Under Investigation

Image by Getty Images via Daylife An FDA director has come under fire by a generics firm claiming that the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research favored a competitor in a wanton act of conflict of interest. The Wall Street Journal this morning broke the story that Janet Woodcock is under investigation […]
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Cardinal Health Goes Digital with New Marketing Tool

One of the largest drug distributors in the world is going digital with a new marketing strategy designed to reach patients while they are waiting to fill a prescription in the pharmacy. On Tuesday, Cardinal Health announced plans to launch the Pharmacy Health Network, a closed-system video advertisement service fed to digital monitors in retail […]
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