Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Glimpse of Health in 2030: Global Trends

The National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends Report explains the scenarios in which the next 18 years may play out internationally. Some of the predictions addressed matters of global health and health technologies playing a role in the future of medicine.
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New York Pharma Forum: Together We Stand

Participants in the 23rd Annual NYPF General Assembly last Friday outlined the many challenges facing industry, and the importance of collaboration as a way to move forward.
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Temple 'Horrified' by Caronia Decision

If people can promote drugs for uses that lack supporting evidence, it would turn back the clock to the pre-1962 world of medicine where there wasn’t any research or data on what medicines worked and what was harmful, says Robert Temple, deputy director for clinical science at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
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New Pseudoephedrine Drug Could Hop Back Over the Counter

Yesterday Acura Pharmaceuticals launched its new pseudoephedrine-based product Nexafed, an over-the-counter product aimed at deterring abuse of the illicit drug methamphetamine. Pseudoephedrine, the decongestant known also as the primary ingredient in the production of methamphetamine, has been subject to a federal statute which keeps medicines with the ingredient behind the counter of all pharmacies in […]
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US v. Caronia: What Constitutes 'Truthful' Speech?

If a drug’s label is not the final word on what is true – or untrue – about a product, then who decides what can and cannot be said during a sales detail?
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