According to a proposal laid out in 22-page detail in the Federal Register on December 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending electronic distribution of the prescribing information intended for health care professionals, which is currently distributed in paper form on or (more…)

Our local, not-for-profit, public transportation system here in the Philadelphia region (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority or SEPTA) has filed what appears to be a groundbreaking lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company regarding the pricing of a branded pharmaceutical product. The potential ramifications of this case (more…)

I don’t know him personally, but Fred Pelzman has struck me for a while as a sensible, patient-oriented primary care physician who understands the profound difference between practicing medicine and providing “care” to his patients while dealing with the expanding range of administrative “hoopla” that (more…)