Economics

Go out with a Boom or a thud?

American Demographics, a publication that measures the whimsies of populations segments and doles out marketing advice, put out an interesting June edition that focused mainly on the divisions that mark US society. One article, “The Second Coming of Age,” was about what’s ahead with the aging of the Baby Boom generation. Frankly, it’s not a particularly pretty sight. The sardonic ...

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FDA and HIV drug approval

Here’s an interesting skirmish in the global economics and politics of the drug industry. An organization that is deeply involved in funding HIV drug disbursement to developing countries is rattling the cage of the FDA. They’re putting pressure on to get the US FDA to approve a three-in-one pill for HIV treatment made by an Indian pharmaceutical company. The drugs ...

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The next Dynasty?

I can’t get the article “The Chinese Century” out of my mind. To my way of thinking, it’s got some awesome implications for all Americans—not 20 years from now, but today—and for the future of the conquest of cancer. No, seriously!

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Take two of these and call me in the morning

The pharmaceutical industry has been taking a shellacking lately. Industry leaders complain like Rodney Dangerfields: They don’t get no respect, no respect at all.

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