Check Up Archive: November, 2011

Pharma's daily news summary reads like a police blotter

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the following four headline stories appeared on Pharmalot, the pharmaceutical industry's top independent... Read more

Replace bottle stopper with childproof cap after using liquid medication

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In an earlier blog I pointed out that using a household spoon to give liquid medication can provide an inaccurate dose. Household spoons (teaspoons... Read more

I had sex with someone and then found out he had herpes. Do I have it, and does that mean life as I know it is over?

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Mona Shangold, M.D., Director of the Center for Women's Health and Sports Gynecology, Philadelphia Your chance of getting herpes from a partner... Read more

What Steve Jobs' career says about innovation in Pharma

Management consultant Steve Denning posted a provocative article in Forbes this past weekend that didn't deal with any particular industry... Read more

New version of infant acetaminophen can lead to mistakes

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Acetaminophen is the most commonly used medication for pain and fever in infants and children. You know the drug as Tylenol, but it’s... Read more

Health Reform will not Lead to Mandated Broccoli

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It’s Thanksgiving in the year 2016. The table is set. There’s turkey, sweet potatoes, and, of course, government-mandated broccoli... Read more

What Pharma Can Learn From Penn State

Over the past week the Penn State scandal has held the top spot among media stories, outranking the Euro Zone's possible collapse, the Republican... Read more

I was afraid I might be pregnant but then I got my period. Am I out of the woods?

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Mona Shangold, M.D., Director of the Center for Women's Health and Sports Gynecology, Philadelphia You can’t tell whether vaginal bleeding... Read more