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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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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 10, 2008
Suicide: "An exit strategy" for doctors The American Medical Association has called physician suicide "an endemic catastrophe."
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 9, 2007
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."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2007
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2007
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."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Pfizer profit down 48%, but lets put some lipstick on that pig! How Pfizer puts some spin on terrible numbers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
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."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
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?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2007
Pfizer screws up royally: 17,000 employee names and SS numbers copied by thieves 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."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Pfizer sales rep: "PFE tried to find 'naïve 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2007
Will Pfizer CEO Mr. Kindler also resign?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 20, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
Pfizer Finance Executive Blows the Whistle
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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

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