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A pharma miscellany.

Back Page: The "Help is Here" Express

June 1, 2006

Patient assistance programs have been around for a quarter of a century. But many patients have failed to reap the benefits because of confusion over eligibility and the mechanics of joining. But all that has become much easier with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a one-stop-shop for industry-sponsored assistance programs.

Back Page: Risk Assessment

May 1, 2006

Genomic researchers are developing tools to determine whether the right patients are taking statins.

Access for Dual Eligibles

April 1, 2006

Dual eligibles have less access to top brands than they did before the launch of Part D

Backpage: Warning Letter

March 1, 2006

This letter concerns the FDA press release dated January 18, 2006, entitled "FDA Announces New Prescription Drug Information Format to Improve Patient Safety." The information contained is considered false and misleading, and lacking in fair balance.

Backpage: Taking Hold of the Wheel

February 1, 2006

FDA's cautious approach to allowing drug manufacturers to communicate the economic value of drugs is contributing to an already poorly informed healthcare industry, and may be curtailing access to useful drugs.

Backpage: Nailing Down DTC Promotion

January 1, 2006

Arguments over DTC have become more sophisticated, and there is much more middle ground.

How Much Do You Really Know About Pharma: The Answers to PharmExec's December 2005 Quiz

December 1, 2005

Find out how you did on our December 2005 quiz.

Backpage: The Career Coach

November 1, 2005

Recently, a client of mine—let's call her Susan—was offered a job she really, really wanted. It had been an excruciating process with multiple interviews and even a personality test. (In case you were wondering, you can't flunk a personality test as long as you are breathing and haven't hidden the bodies of former co-workers in your basement.)

Backpage: Under Surveillance

October 1, 2005

You hear it often these days: Recent drug recalls have shaken the confidence people place in the pharmaceutical industry. While there's some truth to it, the reality is much more complex.


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