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Let me just say at the outset that I generally pay extra to purchase brand name medications, prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), because of concerns I have about federal oversight of generic drug manufacturers. However. On April 30, McNeil Consumer Products issued a voluntary recall of a litany of children’s cold products under the Tylenol, Motrin,…

Our post on drugs and documents found in the Sedona resort room occupied by self-help guru James Ray requires a correction and a clarification related to the Michigan doctor of osteopathy who, according to publicly-available records, prescribed some of the drugs as detailed in these publicly-available documents. 1. Correction: Dr. John Crisler was referred to…

Lookie what came in to my e-mail box overnight after yesterday’s post about the hypotrichosis treatment, Latisse® brand of bimatoprost. Hmm…I have a few ideas who might have sent this (no profanity, so it wasn’t Comrade PhysioProf). And very interesting that this comes just a week before FDA holds an opening hearing entitled, “Promotion of…

I’m not a competitive athlete but there are just some drugs I *must* take because of my asthma. I expect that as I continue to age, I will have to take more drugs. But what if I were an elite master’s track & field athlete? John Leland takes on this topic in yesterday’s New York…

Yes, this is my second post on Derek Lowe of my last three. No, I am not his publicist. But Derek has another nice post on how drug company scientists could do a better job on educating the public on the drug discovery process: I do a lot of talking around here about how the…

I know that we have been very fortunate to attract a few new readers over the last year or so. For those, and as a reminder to others, I wanted to focus on some of my major blog influences. One of these is Derek Lowe, an early science blogger who is perhaps the only pharmaceutical…

Judging from the press inquiries I’ve had since 5 am EDT today, expect today’s focus in the Michael Jackson case to be on the anesthetic drug, propofol (Diprivan®). Last evening, California nutritionist and registered nurse Ms Cherilyn Lee gave an interview to Campbell Brown on CNN (and this AP exclusive report) describing Michael Jackson’s repeated…

I love it when new readers stumble upon old posts. Such was the case when I received the following delightful comment from Seattle-based psychologist, Dr Gary Grenell, on my April 2008 post about the passing of Dr Charlotte Tan, a pediatric cancer chemotherapy pioneer: I was probably in one of her earliest actionmycin-D trial groups…

Pharm Girl, not mine

I just learned last week from Insider/Jack Friday at Pharmagossip that Reese Witherspoon will be starring in (and producing) a movie entitled, “Pharm Girl.” (btw, if you are interested in the pharma industry and don’t follow Pharmagossip, you must do so.) Reese Witherspoon is going into Big Pharma Universal Pictures is developing “Pharm Girl,” an…

Even at this incredibly slow time of the year for blog traffic, we hit about 250% of our average readership yesterday with search engines finding our post on Allergan’s new eyelash enhancing cosmeceutical, Latisse. Lots of folks wanting to know where to buy Latisse – Allergan stock anyone? (Aside: Among my other search term hits…