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Archive: May, 2012

A big fine and patent breaking highlight pharma's week

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:47 PM
by Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. The perfect storm into which pharma has navigated itself means that the most constructive observations ought to point out potentially fruitful, new directions for the industry. That has been the main emphasis from this quarter in 2012, but sometimes the week brings news... Read more

Cell phones and patient safety

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:08 AM
Does your doctor telephone prescriptions over a cell phone? We asked pharmacists if they had ever experienced a “case of bad cellular” when receiving telephone orders via cell phones. Over 40 percent responded that they did and all clearly felt that the opportunity for a medication error... Read more

An unexpected turn on race day

Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:58 PM
Beth Wallace, a dietition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, chronicled the journey of her and her motley group of roomates as they battled to beat each other in the Broad Street Run. In this final installment, she talks about an unexpected turn during the race. Check out all of our Broad Street... Read more

Running the race at last

Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:21 PM
A year ago, Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn, overweight and feeling it, would never have dreamed he would be competing in the Broad Street Run on May 6. In this final blog entry, he shares the experience of running the race. Check out all of our Broad Street Run coverage at www.philly.com/broadstreetrun... Read more

How to be a Broad Street Run superfan

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:30 PM
Beth Wallace, a dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is chronicling the journey of her and her motley group of roommates as they battle to beat each other in the Broad Street Run. In this fifth installment, she sets provides advice for the fans. Check out all of our Broad Street Run coverage... Read more

“Man down” in Manayunk

Friday, May 4, 2012, 8:07 AM
Beth Wallace, a dietition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is chronicling the journey of her and her motley group of roomates as they battle to beat each other in the Broad Street Run. In this fourth installment, she sets the scene for race day. Check out all of our Broad Street Run coverage... Read more

A Republican health reform plan might look a lot like Obama’s

Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:38 AM
What would health reform look like if the Republicans get the chance to rewrite Obamacare? It could end up looking a lot like Obamacare. Republicans would have the chance to pass a plan of their own if the Supreme Court strikes down all or some of the current law or if they gain control of Congress... Read more

Got the bib; now it's official

Friday, May 4, 2012, 3:47 PM
A year ago, Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn, overweight and feeling it, would never have dreamed he would be competing in the Broad Street Run on May 6. Yet, here he is, and the race is looming. In this fifth blog entry, he talks about getting the bib. Check out all of our Broad Street Run coverage... Read more

What to eat for Broad Street

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 2:54 PM
Beth Wallace, a dietition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is chronicling the journey of her and her motley group of roomates as they battle to beat each other in the Broad Street Run. In this third installment, she offers some advice on what to eat before the race. Check out all of our Broad... Read more
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Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. President, Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates
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