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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>