Check Up Archive: June, 2012

Both sides can cheer the Supreme Court

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. OK. I was wrong. I predicted the Supreme Court would strike down the mandate in the health reform... Read more

Pharma: 99% or 1%? Which way will it go?

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A few days ago Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline's CEO, gave vent to the industry's consternation over the fact that European countries, in their... Read more

Chat transcript: Translating the Supreme Court's ruling on health care

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In a major win for the White House, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld President Obama's overhaul of the nation's health care system... Read more

Powder in your oral liquid antibiotic bottle?

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by Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. Oral liquid antibiotics tend to have short stability periods. So drug manufacturers often provide their products... Read more

Handicapping Thursday's Supreme Court ruling

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., M.P.H., J.D. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on President Obama's health care package Thursday morning. ... Read more

I have acne on my bottom. What is the best way to treat it?

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Mark Abdelmalek, M.D., is chief of the division of laser and dermatologic surgery at Drexel Dermatology, and assistant professor in the department... Read more

Cancer caregivers misled by name of protective garment

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Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. Pharmacists and nurses that prepare and administer cancer chemotherapy drugs are at constant risk of exposure to toxic... Read more

Pharma strategies for 2020 take a hit

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by Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. A study by the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported last week that by 2021... Read more