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Pfizer Finance Executive Blows Whistle - Part One

Friday, 25 May 2007, 1:35 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

On November 17, 2005 Pfizer’s CEO Jeff Kindler, who was then Pfizer’s General Counsel, received and read a highly unusual e-mail, according to the internal read receipt on that mail. More >>

Will Pfizer CEO Mr. Kindler Also Resign?

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 3:47 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Pfizer's CFO Alan Levin's resignation was announced yesterday, after three days of disclosures of corruption in Pfizer's finance department, revealed by former Pfizer finance executive Mr. Ashok S. Idnani, on the Question Authority with Dr. Peter Rost ... More >>

PFE Exec. Blowe Whistle - Pfizer CFO Resigns

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 1:39 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Pfizer's CFO Alan Levin's resignation was hastily announced 9:25 PM on Sunday evening in a BusinessWire newsrelease . Mr. Levin, 45, took over as the chief of finance in 2005 as Mr. Shedlarz's was promoted. More >>

Illegally Marketing Of New Pfizer AIDS-Drug

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 10:37 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

The biggest Big Pharma success story last week was described in the headline “ FDA panel backs Pfizer HIV drug .” More >>

Abraxis BioScience, AstraZeneca & Abraxane

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 10:37 am | Peter Rost M.D.

Did Abraxis BioScience instruct AstraZeneca to use illegal marketing in their quest to increase sales? By Peter Rost M.D. More >>

$400Mn Pfizer Settlement For Drug Kickbacks?

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 3:42 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

$400 Million Pfizer Settlement for Bextra/Celebrex Kickbacks to ExpressScripts? By Dr Peter Rost M.D. Most of you know about the $35 Genotropin settlement between the Department of Justice and Pfizer. About $20 million of that settlement relates ... More >>

Peter Rost: Pfizer's $35 Million Speeding Ticket

Thursday, 5 April 2007, 2:20 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

How much money is the $35 million criminal fine Pfizer was forced to pay this week for illegal marketing of Genotropin?? Last year Pfizer's profit was $11 billion. More >>

$11mn Salary, 36% Raise & 10,000 Fired Employees

Monday, 19 March 2007, 2:29 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Dear Jeff, You made $11 million last year, you just fired 10,000 employees, and you got a 36% raise this year. And that's the problem. You can't cut back and fire ten thousand hardworking people, ask the remaining employees for sacrifices, and then ... More >>

Peter Rost: Blog Addiction

Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 10:48 am | Peter Rost M.D.

I stopped blogging a week ago. But blogging and writing is like drug addiction; more addictive than crack cocaine. So here I am, writing again, and ashamed of what I'm doing. More >>

Drug Reimportation Is Back In The Headlines

Monday, 15 January 2007, 3:54 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

What brought this issue back to life was the introduction of two identical bills in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to legalize importation of less expensive prescription drugs into the United States. More >>

Brazil blocks YouTube to stop Cicarelli video

Tuesday, 9 January 2007, 11:21 am | Peter Rost M.D.

YouTube has been blocked by Brazil's second-largest telephone operator in response to a court order banning a steamy video of MTV host and supermodel Daniela Cicarelli, the telephone company announced Monday. More >>

Daniela Cicarelli's beach lover: Stud or dud?

Tuesday, 9 January 2007, 10:08 am | Peter Rost M.D.

Usually I write about political stuff. Or serious things. But stay with me. This is really a serious article about male machismo among investment bankers, and how far that will take them, impacting the entire internet. More >>

Peter Rost: What Went Wrong At Pfizer?

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:14 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Pfizer announced a few days ago that they pulled the plug on torcetrapib, because the drug had sharply increased the death rate in a 15,000 patient trial. This was the drug that was going to save Pfizer when Lipitor, Pfizer’s $14 billion blockbuster ... More >>

Peter Rost: The Fencing Master

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:14 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Yesterday I went through one of those experiences that will probably stay with me for a long time. I was deposed by Ronald Green, founder of Epstein, Becker & Green, one of the most famous employment law firms in the country. Mr. Green is the defense ... More >>

Peter Rost: Clueless Pfizer Executives

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 6:09 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

On Thursday, November 30, Pfizer’s executives conducted a well rehearsed dog-and-pony show over at Pfizer’s research facilities in Groton, CT. All interest was focused on torcetrapib; the most important new drug in Pfizer's pipeline, which boosts good ... More >>

Whistleblowers: Fired, Silenced . . . And Killed!

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 9:42 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

Whistleblowers are traitors. There is no question that this is what most corporations and government entities think. It doesn’t matter if the target is a private corporation, such as Enron with whistleblower Sherron Watkins, a government entity such as the ... More >>

Pfizer's Shell Game: Cuts 20% Of Sales Force

Friday, 1 December 2006, 3:50 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

So the news is finally out, after months of speculation. Pfizer, the #1 drug company which started the arms race among pharmaceutical sales forces, is finally cutting back. More >>

Peter Rost: The Pill

Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 5:09 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

The world changed when “The Pill” arrived. Everyone talked about this event, and some people feared what this liberator would do to humanity. The amazing part is how those two innocuous words came to represent a human revolution. More >>

How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 12:21 am | Peter Rost M.D.

Drug companies and other multinational companies based in the U.S. systematically avoid paying tax in the U.S. on their profits. The companies elect to realize profits in low-tax countries and because of this the rest of us have to pay billions of unnecessary ... More >>

Peter Rost: The Lounge

Monday, 20 November 2006, 3:51 pm | Peter Rost M.D.

We all get them—the credit card applications. The better credit you have, the more letters you get in the mail, proposing that you should get one more credit card. More >>