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Peter Rost M.D. Peter Rost, M.D., is a former Vice President of Pfizer. He is the author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman" and "Killer Drug." He also writes the daily Pharma Law Blog and the Pharma Expert Witness Blog.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008     

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Suicide: "An exit strategy" for doctors
(1 comments) The American Medical Association has called physician suicide "an endemic catastrophe."

Friday, August 24, 2007     

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Pfizer should buy Wyeth. Here's why
Due to a raft of upcoming patent expirations, the future is bleak for Pfizer. Among others, Pfizer will lose the blockbuster Lipitor, as early as 2010. Lipitor generated 2006 revenues of $13.6 billion, which was 28% of Pfizer's $48 billion in revenues.

Friday, August 10, 2007     

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"Killer Drug" on Amazon's top 25 legal thrillers list

Thursday, August 9, 2007     

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Drug companies cooperated with the CIA.
THE CIA on June 26, 2007 declassified secret documents that revealed "the Agency had relations with commercial drug manufacturers, whereby they passed on drugs rejected because of unfavorable side effects."

Monday, August 6, 2007     

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A new HIV drug from Pfizer was approved today - shortly after three HIV executives were terminated.
Pfizer Inc announced in a press release today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved SelzentryTM (maraviroc) tablets, the first in a new class of oral HIV medicines in more than 10 years. But how did this approval come about?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007     

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Brandweek creates media history, hires blogger to replace journalist.
And yes, the rumors are true, that blogger is me. I'll start to write for BrandweekNRX today. Assist with a daily column, for a while.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007     

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Pfizer's "Viva Viagra" ad drives AIDS activists nuts
Pfizer sales of Viagra have hit rock bottom. So Pfizer Inc would like to make sure more men get rock hard. And regular pharmaceutical advertising ain't cutting it no more. You know - - dogs, happy couples holding hands.

Thursday, July 19, 2007     

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Novartis Fired Whistleblower Who Then Met With FDA: Cancer Drug Approval Delayed
According to a lawsuit Olagunju filed in May 2007, Novartis fired Olagunju for "disclosing and refusing to participate in illegal and unethical activities regarding the testing and reporting of human drug study results concerning Tasigna (ANM), Novartis' new cancer drug."

Wednesday, July 18, 2007     

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Pfizer profit down 48%, but lets put some lipstick on that pig!
(1 comments) How Pfizer puts some spin on terrible numbers.

Monday, July 16, 2007     

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Senior Pfizer executive condemns drug advertising in newspapers and on television!
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Thursday, June 21, 2007     

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Monogram Biosciences stock: Panic selling after news of delayed Pfizer HIV drug

Thursday, June 21, 2007     

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Did Pfizer's maraviroc whistleblower delay FDA approval of HIV drug?
Did the allegations related to illegal premarketing of maraviroc result in delayed FDA approval?

Thursday, June 21, 2007     

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Pfizer risked HIV drug approval "to make it a little harder" for plaintiff's lawyers.
According to the WSJ today, "Pfizer Inc.'s pipeline was dealt a surprise blow last night, when the FDA delayed the approval of one of its most interesting drug prospects, a new type of medicine for HIV."

Monday, June 11, 2007     

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Pfizer screws up royally: 17,000 employee names and SS numbers copied by thieves
(1 comments) According to Pfizer, "the breach occurred when the spouse of a Pfizer employee loaded unauthorized software onto the employee's Pfizer laptop computer. The software allowed outsiders access to a number of files, that included the names and social security numbers of the affected Pfizer employees."

Wednesday, May 23, 2007     

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Pfizer's "Delete! Delete!" memo: "Do NOT forward or retain this e-mail . . ."

Tuesday, May 22, 2007     

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Pfizer sales rep: "PFE tried to find 'na´ve doctors' for illegal premarketing of maraviroc!"
A Pfizer whistleblower a few weeks ago alleged that Pfizer used the HIV sales force to illegally market maraviroc to doctors before FDA approval. The illegal conduct allegedly started already in November 2006, when Pfizer was trying to set up "expanded access sites" throughout the country for a maraviroc experience trial.

Monday, May 21, 2007     

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Will Pfizer CEO Mr. Kindler also resign?

Sunday, May 20, 2007     

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PFIZER CFO RESIGNS after PFE finance executive blows the whistle.
Pfizer CFO Mr. Levin's resignation comes after three days of disclosures of corruption in Pfizer's finance department, revealed by former Pfizer finance executive Mr. Ashok S. Idnani.

Thursday, May 17, 2007     

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Pfizer Finance Executive Blows the Whistle

Tuesday, May 1, 2007     

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OIG REQUESTS MEETING WITH PFIZER HIV WHISTLEBLOWER.
The Pfizer whistleblower in my story "Pfizer whistleblower accuses company of using sales force to illegally market new AIDS-drug before FDA approval" has just forwarded the response she received from an agent

Sunday, April 29, 2007     

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Pfizer whistleblower accuses company of using sales force to illegally market new AIDS-drug before FDA approval.
(1 comments) The biggest Big Pharma success story last week was described in the headline "FDA panel backs Pfizer HIV drug." The drug is maraviroc, and it will be the first CCR5 receptor antagonist on the market. But now there's a fly in Pfizer's ointment; an internal whistleblower, whom we'll call Jane Roe. She claims that Pfizer used the HIV sales force to illegally promote the drug to doctors before approval.

Sunday, April 22, 2007     

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Secret AstraZeneca Audio Tapes: Violation of Corporate Integrity Agreement?
(1 comments) An AstraZeneca anonymous whistleblower has just provided internal AstraZeneca training tapes which appear to indicate that AstraZeneca may be in violation of its Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007     

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Did Abraxis BioScience instruct AstraZeneca to use illegal marketing in their quest to increase sales?
AstraZeneca oncology sales reps claim sales were built on illegal marketing.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007     

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Pfizer's $35 million fine: Equivalent to a speeding ticket.
(1 comments) 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. But that profit doesn't include all the additional profit Pfizer is hiding in off-shore tax havens.

Monday, March 26, 2007     

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Anna Nicole Smith Autopsy: Abused Growth Hormone, Killed by Sleeping Aid.
The coroner's autopsy report (Full autopsy report -- PDF (contains graphic content)), shows that nine prescription drugs (not including metabolites of those drugs) were found in Anna Nicole's body.

Monday, March 5, 2007     

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Blog Addiction
Blog addiction is an issue with many consequences, one of them being withdrawal symptoms experienced when the blog is discontinued. The symptoms of blog withdrawal at times may be severe, if not life threatening. This is a new medical disorder, not yet fully studied, but certain to destroy many homes and relationships.

Thursday, February 15, 2007     

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The Michelle Manhart Affair: The US Air Force Listens!
The US Air Force realized they couldn't punish Playboy model Ms. Manhart more harshly than a sexual predator. But of course, they also couldn't stand by as one of their officers publicly dropped her fatigues.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007     

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The Michelle Manhart Video: U.S. Air Force Recruitment Tool?
It is okay to be a peeping Tom in the armed services, but not to be naked. In fact, it is worse to be photographed naked than to be a sexual predator. Nudity may result in discharge, sexual misconduct is disciplined administratively, with a reduction in rank or forfeiture of pay.

Friday, January 12, 2007     

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Drug reimportation is back in the news: It should happen. But it won't.

Friday, January 12, 2007     

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Cannibalism in America: The placenta recipes.
(4 comments) Just how broad-minded is a liberal? There are books and web sites dedicated to--eating placenta. I'm just a humble doctor, but, seriously folks. Isn't this one step away from cannibalism?

Monday, January 8, 2007     

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Daniela Cicarelli's beach lover: Stud or dud?

Monday, January 8, 2007     

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Brazil BLOCKS YouTube to stop steamy Cicarelli video

Saturday, January 6, 2007     

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The forbidden Daniela Cicarelli video.
(5 comments)

Thursday, January 4, 2007     

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Condoms: Victims of airline security
Woman arrested for carrying three condoms onto airplane.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007     

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Uncensored Saddam execution video leads to three arrests

Monday, January 1, 2007     

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The Uncensored Saddam Hussein Execution Video

Thursday, December 21, 2006     

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CANNED PFIZER CEO WALKS AWAY WITH $198 MILLION

Thursday, December 21, 2006     

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Miss USA: The Wolf in the Henhouse.
(9 comments)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006     

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HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, November 14, 2006     

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Whistleblowers: Who Are They?
Most people wonder how anyone can become a whistleblower-- ever. After all, most stories of whistleblowers don't end well. And that's the reason most people keep quiet. So who are these people who go against the crowd?