Check Up Archive: May, 2013

Organize health care as if it was war

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Does the private control of drug development and health care in general bestow better health and prosperity on Americans? For people in the... Read more

OTC drugs that are quite different might share the same name

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You may find it hard to believe, but FDA has no say in how many over-the-counter drugs are named. That’s a great help to companies who... Read more

Can Pharma handle pricing for value in this country?

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All sectors in the health care business face major turning points within the next three years. This means the pharmaceutical industry and... Read more

How to prevent yourself from getting the wrong prescription

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Occasionally, things go wrong when prescriptions are being prepared at the pharmacy. For example, one person's medicine may be placed into... Read more

Pharmas made less money but bought their own stock

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Did anyone in Big Pharma post improved results for the first quarter? Pfizer, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi... Read more

Diluted chemotherapy reaches 1,200 patients in error

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Nearly 1,200 patients in Canada received lower doses of their cancer drugs as a result of poor communication between a compounding pharmacy... Read more

Feds again go after Pharma, with a couple of twists

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Last week the US Justice Department filed suit against Novartis that essentially accuses the company of bribing physicians with lavish dinners... Read more