From the Editor

Jun 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Executive
It's not FDA's job to make doctors and patients take more responsibility for using drugs wisely. But whose job is it? Really, whose?
Mar 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Executive
There are good reasons why we shouldn't permit lifestyle drugs on the market. But as a society, we've already shown that those reasons don't mean much to us.
Feb 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Executive
A new bill says HHS has to negotiate Medicare drug prices with pharma companies. It won't work—but that's not the biggest thing wrong with it.
Jan 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Executive
A new GAO report sets out to explain why drug development is so expensive and what to do about it. What the report says is important, but what it leaves out is a sense of how the world of pharma actually works.
Dec 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
To one major legal scholar, drug safety regulation isn't just about meeting standards, it's about what you take away from one group of patients in order to benefit the rest.
Nov 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
The US Department of Justice thinks that "Average Wholesale Price" should mean just what the words say—no more, no less. Why? It's never meant that before.
Oct 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
The problem isn't that there's conflict between safety and efficacy or between getting a useful medicine to market and protecting the public from a dangerous one. The problem is that the conflict isn't well structured. That needs to change.
Sep 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
The world according to New Hampshire: Doctors prescribe expensive drugs because pharma reps sell them. Interfere with the selling, and you'll cut down on the prescribing. It's a plan. But for what?
Aug 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
The road forward for both public health and the industry is going to require more trust and intimacy, not less, between patients, physicians, FDA, and pharma. Patients need to see a fully functioning set of checks and balances—not what they're seeing today.
Jul 01, 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive
I needed to eat. I even wanted to eat. Instead, I sat in front of my hospital lunch tray, unable to face up to a carton of red Jell-O. When you think of it, that's a situation most of us face (minus the Jell-O) every day in business.
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