Category Archives: BioFollies

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Questions and Answers Regarding Advisory Committee Membership What is an FDA Advisory Committee? Advisory committees provide FDA with independent advice from outsiders and political cover in the event that something goes wrong. The committees provide advice to the Agency, but … Continue reading

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Kerrisdale Provides Less than Sage Advice

On March 23, a number of NeuroPerspective subscribers and sources forwarded to us a ‘report’ prepared by Kerrisdale Capital on SAGE Therapeutics. Subheaded ‘Overhyped Lead Drug Headed for Failure,’ it gave the illusion of a detailed, seemingly well-researched critique of … Continue reading

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Valeant Needs Autopsy, Not CPR

Neurogram/August 2015: “This brings us to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. We despise Valeant, a company that routinely treats acquired companies like poachers who have machine-gunned an elephant in the veldt, stripping the tusks while leaving the carcass to rot in the tropical … Continue reading

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The Pfallergan Phallacy

(from NP Nov-Dec, released 10/31/15) As this issue of NP is released, the business media world is all aflutter with news that Pfizer and Allergan are discussing a merger. The headlines emphasize the massive scale of the potential alliance and … Continue reading

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Neurogram+ 10-5-15

Greed Jumps the Shark1 Future pharmarchaeologists may try to unearth and analyze the sequence of events that triggered the eventual imposition of pharma price controls in the United States, for so long the bastion of pharmacoeconomic free enterprise. It is … Continue reading

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mAbMEN: It’s Not Over

Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows some benefit  (AP) Eli Lilly’s Solanezumab Is the Alzheimer’s Drug Equivalent of the Internet Dress                (TheStreet) Lilly says drug slows Alzheimer’s in patients with mild disease (Reuters) Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug May Slow Patients’ Decline … Continue reading

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Mountains and Molehills

First, the Mountain: Denali Therapeutics made their May debut with the announcement that they raised $217 million in a Series A, a very dynamic bit of BioTheatre. Indeed, it is as compelling a headline as we have seen thus far … Continue reading

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