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3 Ways Drug Safety is Like Car Sales in the 1980’s

Posted by Jim Davis on May 30, 2014


What do I have to do, to get you into Lipitor today?

Studies have shown it’s the safest statin around!

Post-approval safety? Oh yeah, it’s great!!! Trust me!!! Our studies were fantastic!

You want to see data?

Well, I don't have the data, but I can tell you that everyone who has ever bought Lipitor from me, has LOVED it!

Before I get a lot of nasty emails, let me start by saying that although the reader could infer that I am, I ensure you that I AM NOT comparing pharma sales reps to used car salesmen. What I am doing is comparing the pharmaceutical industry, specifically drug safety, to the used car industry before the widespread proliferation of the World Wide Web.

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Topics: Drug Safety, Managed Care Organization, Clinical Trials, pharmaceutical industry

3 Drug Safety Facts that Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know

Posted by Jim Davis on March 13, 2014

Drug Safety FactsI started with AdverseEvents just about 1 year ago. Prior to entering the crazy world of drug safety, I spent my time on the money making side of the business; Commercializing data and analytics to help pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers get their drugs to market and sell them effectively and help investors find the best opportunities in the crowded and competitive industry.

It was rewarding to be a small part of the grueling process of drug development. It also gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about what makes a drug successful beyond just being proven efficacious and safe in clinical trials.

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Topics: Drug Safety, Big Pharma, Managed Care Organization

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