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Archive: May, 2012

On AstraZeneca and David Brennan

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 2:30 PM
By Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. Last week AstraZeneca reported a 44 percent drop in its first quarter net profit and 11 percent fall in revenue. Immediately the stock price declined by 6 percent and the company used the opportunity to announce that CEO David Brennan will leave June 1. Of course, it's... Read more

Clear Care contact lens cleaner still burning eyes

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:24 AM
It’s been almost two years since a Check Up blog warned about how the popular contact lens cleaning product CLEAR CARE can cause severe eye burning and even eye damage if it’s not used properly. Later, I called attention to the problem and requested action by FDA and the manufacturer, Ciba... Read more
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Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
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Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiothoracic surgeon in the Philadelphia area
Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiologist and Surgical Intensivist in the Philadelphia Area
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