Monthly Archives: January 2009

Connect the dots between medical groups and pharm and medical device industry

Share On Saturday, The Boston Globe ran a front-page story about how three medical groups have threatened to pull their annual meetings out of Boston if the state of Massachusetts restricts drug and medical device promotions at medical meetings and … Continue reading

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Stringent privacy safeguards a must for electronic medical records

Share It’s good to see that our new President is eager to fund the installation of an ambitious electronic medical records system that links doctors and hospitals with patient records, according to The New York Times. But as a number … Continue reading

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Are newspapers under the financial gun getting sloppy with health coverage?

Share We’ve all heard the ominous reports about newspapers: as their print advertising disappears under the double whammy of the Internet (craiglist etc) and the recession, metropolitan newspapers are being forced to downsize, lay off veteran writers and cut back … Continue reading

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Inauspicious omen for journalism’s fate

Share I came back from vacation this week only to be greeted with bad news: Pharmalot, Ed Silverman’s blog on the pharmaceutical industry, is no more. How disappointing! The demise of Pharmalot not only creates a big hole in coverage … Continue reading

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