Articles by Peter Pitts - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Articles by Peter Pitts

Peter Pitts


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If It Walks Like a Duck
August 1, 2009

Dietary supplements function like drugs and are marketed like drugs. They should be regulated like ducks.

Fewer Cents, More Sense
July 30, 2007

The US healthcare system may be broken, as such sages as Michael Moore suggest, but it's not likely to be fixed as long as our domestic debate remains stuck on the cost of prescription drugs. Meanwhile, obesity and diabetes are becoming national epidemics. Talk about sicko.

Opinion: Are Price Controls the New Black?
May 1, 2007

In march, us rep. rahm "Mr. Television" Emanuel (D-IL) reintroduced legislation aimed at what he calls "driving down the price of prescription drugs." But the only thing such legislation would accomplish would be the "driving down" of pharmaceutical innovation.

Opinion: The Media Attacks Ghostwritten Articles
February 1, 2006

Attacking articles in medical journals, those ghostwritten by professional medical writers paid by pharmaceutical companies, is the media's latest attempt to taint anything supported, promoted, or approved by Big Pharma.

Opinion: It's All Relative
November 1, 2005

PhRMA Guiding Principle number 10 calls for the banishment of reminder ads. While there are many reasons why drug ads truly advance the public health, there are no good arguments for why reminder ads advance public health in any way.

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