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Notes from a Field Trip to the Medical Tower of Babel

NIR subscribers of long duration are well aware that we believe in first-hand data collection–who will forget the 1999 issue wherein we recounted our participation in the first cat-to-human brain transplant? (It didn’t take….sorry about that, Whiskers) Or last year’s … Continue reading

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Pharma Shrugged

We take issue with the commonly-held view that pushing a drug price as much as the market will bear is a fiduciary and ethical obligation: Draining every possible penny from the health care ecosystem jeopardizes the longterm health of that … Continue reading

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Pfallergan Round II?

<<Trump Executive Order Could Revive Allergan-Pfizer Merger -Emily Stewart   TheStreet.com    April 22,  2017 The Trump administration’s executive order on tax regulations could revive the defunct Allergan-Pfizer merger. The White House on Friday unveiled a new executive order instructing the Treasury … Continue reading

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Parsley, SAGE, Marathon, and Timing

–with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, 1966 SIDE A NIR has long been an admirer of how SAGE Therapeutics has been able to leverage predictive power from tiny pilot studies in Severe Status Epilepticus (SRSE) and Post-Partum Depression (PPD)—but today’s … Continue reading

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The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum

“The lunatics have taken over the asylum The lunatics have taken over the asylum The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my right to choose The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my point … Continue reading

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ToneDeaf Therapeutics

(from NeuroPerspective Jan-Feb 2017) (Cambridge, MA 12/8/16):  ToneDeaf Therapeutics, a startup company based in Cambridge, today announced they have obtained seed funding from undisclosed investors with which they will take their cutting-edge Auditory-Reception-Facilitation device, ARF, into IND-preparation. “It is tragic … Continue reading

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Mr. Robot and the Amyloid Hypothesis

“Maybe we’re all just stumbling from the right questions to the wrong answers, or maybe from the right answers to the wrong questions.”                                   … Continue reading

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