Welcome to the New Drugwonks.com http://drugwonks.com/index DrugWonks.com | Debating Today's Drugs Policies en-us Thu, 06 Sep 2007 09:55:48 -0500 Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:20:34 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Psyclone WMS 4.4.9 info@drugwonks.com (drugwonks) cpernice@psycloneinc.com (Christopher Pernice) Not "The Donald" Goes Bass Fishing at the Boston Business Journal http://drugwonks.com/blog/not-the-donald-goes-bass-fishing-at-the-boston-business-journal One journalist defends the honor of a sleazy hedge fund manager's attack on drug patents. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:09:31 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/not-the-donald-goes-bass-fishing-at-the-boston-business-journal Biosimilar Prices Bode Well For Innovation http://drugwonks.com/blog/biosimilar-prices-bode-well-for-innovation Can we say authorized generic? Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:24:49 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/biosimilar-prices-bode-well-for-innovation A Framework For Patient Harm http://drugwonks.com/blog/a-framework-for-patient-harm Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:40:30 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/a-framework-for-patient-harm Happy 10th Anniversary To C-Path!! http://drugwonks.com/blog/happy-10th-anniversary-to-c-path C-Path has paved the way for personalized medicine Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:14:52 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/happy-10th-anniversary-to-c-path HRSA's 340B Fix http://drugwonks.com/blog/hrsa-s-340b-fix HHS's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has issued draft guidance on the 340B program that addresses some of industry's concerns with the program. The guidance includes a clearer definition of 340B-eligible patients.
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:28:26 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/hrsa-s-340b-fix Biosimilar Nomenclature and the Good Things Come to Those Who Wait Department http://drugwonks.com/blog/biosimilar-nomenclature-and-the-good-things-come-to-those-who-wait-department On Tuesday OMB completed its review of a proposed rule entitled "Designation of Official Names and Proper Names for Certain Biological Products." It's as predicted ... and good news. A win for sanity and patient safety. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:47:13 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/biosimilar-nomenclature-and-the-good-things-come-to-those-who-wait-department The Dog Days of Drug Approvals http://drugwonks.com/blog/the-dog-days-of-drug-approvals Over at Forbes, the always thoughtful Matt Herper asks, “Remember when the FDA rejected drugs?” That dog don't hunt. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:10:06 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/the-dog-days-of-drug-approvals Another Survey Says Americans Want Price Controls on Health Care..What A Shock http://drugwonks.com/blog/another-survey-says-americans-want-price-controls-on-health-care-what-a-shock Ask someone if they want to spend less money on healthcare and they will say yes.. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:19:21 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/another-survey-says-americans-want-price-controls-on-health-care-what-a-shock Teaming up (not ganging up) Against Opioid Abuse http://drugwonks.com/blog/teaming-up-not-ganging-up-against-opioid-abuse In the immortal words of Don Draper, “If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation. And nowhere is that more true than in our national dialogue over opioid pain medications.In keeping with that philosophy, an important announcement from Purdue Pharma. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:46:57 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/teaming-up-not-ganging-up-against-opioid-abuse Jimmy Carter Fights ASCO Value Framework To Stay Alive http://drugwonks.com/blog/jimmy-carter-fights-asco-value-framework-to-stay-alive Jimmy Carter's Last Campaign Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:40:56 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/jimmy-carter-fights-asco-value-framework-to-stay-alive Wither Off-Label? http://drugwonks.com/blog/wither-off-label The debate over off-label communications doesn’t begin or end with the Caronia or Amarin decisions. It’s a continuing dialogue between manufacturers and the FDA, between doctors and patients, between doctors and academics, between lawyers and judges, and between advocates on all sides. And the red thread that ties these conversations together is responsible off-label communications. Not sales strategies. Not DTC tactics. Not managed market negotiations – the responsible sharing of truthful and accurate information. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:38:07 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/wither-off-label Does ASCO Value Framework Push Assisted Suicide? http://drugwonks.com/blog/does-asco-value-framework-push-assisted-suicide Is ASCO replacing the Hippocratic Oath with Dr. Kevorkian's ambition? Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:33:26 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/does-asco-value-framework-push-assisted-suicide Designer Drugs in 3-D: An Innovation Lesson http://drugwonks.com/blog/designer-drugs-in-3-d-an-innovation-lesson 3D drugs underscore the role commercialization plays in advancing human health. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:32:09 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/designer-drugs-in-3-d-an-innovation-lesson Frances Kelsey Was No Hero http://drugwonks.com/blog/frances-kelsey-was-no-hero Kelsey is a symbol used to enshrine a costly approach to drug development Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:44:53 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/frances-kelsey-was-no-hero Essuring safe use http://drugwonks.com/blog/essuring-safe-use Do women deserve choice when it comes to contraception? On September 24th, the FDA will hold a meeting of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss the risks and benefits of Bayer HealthCare’s Essure System for permanent female sterilization. It’ll make for some strange bedfellows Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:57:57 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/essuring-safe-use Caronia Rules http://drugwonks.com/blog/caronia-rules Amarin has won their request for injunction against the FDA. Caronia lives! The preliminary injunction granted. The court agreed Amarin materials are truthful and took the government to task for essentially arguing that speech alone can be the basis for liability and that the agency’s action is at odds with the Caronia holding and the First Amendment More to come. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:15:38 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/caronia-rules How ASCO Value Framework Devalues Lives of Dying Patients http://drugwonks.com/blog/how-asco-value-framework-devalues-lives-of-dying-patients Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:51:42 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/how-asco-value-framework-devalues-lives-of-dying-patients Replace Sovaldi With The Ebola Vaccine To See How Stupid and Short Sighted Cost Complaints Are http://drugwonks.com/blog/replace-sovaldi-with-the-ebola-vaccine-to-see-how-stupid-and-short-sighted-cost-complaints-are Is an ebola vaccine worth as much as a Hep C cure? Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:49:52 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/replace-sovaldi-with-the-ebola-vaccine-to-see-how-stupid-and-short-sighted-cost-complaints-are Pessimists Vs. Progress http://drugwonks.com/blog/pessimists-vs-progress Pessimists always say the sky is falling..and they are always wrong. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:08:25 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/pessimists-vs-progress Drug Imporatation. No! No! 1000X No! http://drugwonks.com/blog/drug-imporatation-no-no-1000x-no Drug importation is a deeply misguided idea. It exposes consumers to counterfeit drugs of unknown origins, and undermines the public's long-term health by weakening biopharmaceutical companies' incentives to invest in future treatments and cures. Congress should uphold laws that prohibit widespread drug importation. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:35:52 -0500 http://drugwonks.com/blog/drug-imporatation-no-no-1000x-no