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Pharma Blog Watch

June 14, 2006

A Vaccine for Alzheimer's? (DrugWonks.com)
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published results of a preclinical study that showed the effectiveness of an experimental Alzheimer's disease vaccine. In his entry, blogger Peter Pitts discusses the study and its implications.

Is There Such a Thing as Being 'Too Safe'? (Eye On FDA)
Can the FDA be too restrictive when it comes to issues of drug safety? Blogger Mark Senak cites the possible negatives of the agency's hesitation on drug approvals, noting that "we must proceed with caution, but also with caution about our sense of caution. We cannot afford to lose our balance at a time when we could be on the verge of new breakthroughs."

Pharma Marketing Effectiveness (Pharma Marketing Blog)
Prompted by attending the Pharmaceutical Executive's 1st Annual Marketing and Sales Summit, blogger John Mack writes about the relationship between physicians and drug reps, and about the importance of clinical educators in the marketing process.