Dr. Richard Pazdur, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s cancer drug office
They have a tough job, those government doctors, scientists, and bureaucrats who are charged with assessing the safety and effectiveness of proposed new medical products. As you know, they rely largely on studies presented by the applicants.
The FDA has the power [...]
The other day, before Sunday’s vote in the House of Representatives, I wrote an email to a congressman from my home state, Washington, who was “on the fence” about healthcare reform. Brian Baird does not represent my district, a conservative Republican does, Dave Reichert. Reichert was in lock step with the Republican leadership and went [...]
OK. It has come down to this week: Will Democrats, on their own, pass the start of what could be pivotal healthcare reform legislation? I am one who is hoping they will and will be hopping mad if they don’t. I am praying key Democratic Congressmen will vote for what’s good for the country and [...]
The other night my wife, Esther, and I had a lovely, leisurely dinner near Seattle with Gilles Frydman of New York City. Gilles was in town for a conference at Microsoft. His visit offered a great chance to catch up and discuss in-person our plan to work together to produce many new programs for the [...]
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I was interested to see that the daytime, syndicated television show, “The Doctors” is doing well. Oh PLUHLEEZE! Here we go once again with two things that really bug me: 1) doctors are featured as experts and there is no patient on the panel and 2) it makes health concerns entertainment, putting an emphasis on [...]