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So, I haven’t posted in a while. I could explain to you why, but that’s just boring. I’ll be posting more starting next week. And you’ll like it! The FDA gave out bigger bonuses this year than last reports the WP, largely to the upper level management, despite criticism over a lot of public problems…

Is this about a better environment, animal welfare or about better drug development? Take a guess. Yesterday NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) had a little symposium on animal testing to celebrate the 10th year of ICCVAM (Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods) – gotta love the gov’t and their acronyms.…

Two things got me thinking about the upcoming topic. 1) I saw “Into the Woods” recently and there’s a part where the old hermit asks the baker how much $ a son would be worth (he’s trying to have a kid). The baker first thinks this is a insane question, but you can see a…

A reader sent an article from The Pink Sheet (an industry rag focused on Pharma). If you’ve never read industry-specific news publications, you’re really missing out. They’re really facinating and instructive. Sometimes you get early knowledge about industry trends and others, if you’re lucky, that are not so subtle messages to other readers. This is…

After the dust up last week about violent anti-animal testing groups (coast down through the comments on the linked Denialism post to get the short version of my take), two things stuck in my head. One, the Dalai Lama says my karma’s okay as long as I’m following what looks like a version of the…

Knee Jerks

I couldn’t have said it better myself so I won’t try. I stumbled accross this yesterday (it’s about a month old). Via Slate. This week, some big thinkers about biotechnology came to Washington for a “progressive bioethics summit.” They invited me to go and talk to them. I like these people, but I’m not a…

Is your Doctor in Denial?

That’s the hed for the Washington Post story on the study that found that doctors ignored or dismissed patients concerns about side effects and didn’t report them to MedWatch (the FDA system for collecting side effects). The Post goes through some reasons for this but I think the end conclusion is that this is a…

What do the Abigail Alliance and steroid use have to do with each other? Read on. The US DC Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned the finding for the Abigail Alliance and ruled for the FDA (supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)). The finding…