Monthly Archives: August 2011

Glazed Donuts

A couple of pharmaceutical reps brought us lunch to discuss their new product, a testosterone gel that’s more concentrated, and thus lower volume, and applied to the inner thighs. Referring to their main competitor, that uses a larger volume applied … Continue reading

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Fine Tuning

A typical internal medicine patient has multiple medical problems, such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Each visit I try and see if there is something to tweak. Perhaps the blood pressure is a little high or the cholesterol is … Continue reading

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Over-the-Counter Lipitor?

According to sources in the Wall Street Journal this week, Pfizer said they would apply to sell Lipitor over the counter. This is a bad, bad idea. Lipitor is in the class of medications commonly called statins. Although it’s an … Continue reading

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More than 10 years in the making, this is my first post to this site. The best is yet to come (which should be easy, given that this is only a two sentence post).

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