ISMPP: Former Merck CEO outlines three ways pharma companies can regain lost prestige

By David Woods ([email protected]) While the Golden Age of the pharmaceutical industry is over, and its reputation similar to that of the tobacco and oil industries, there is hope at hand – according to former Merck CEO Roy Vagelos. In a keynote address to the third annual meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication…

The Pharmaceutical industry: Some good news to tell, but not always told well

By David Woods ([email protected]) The pharmaceutical industry is too often blamed for the stratospheric costs of healthcare — particularly in the United States. Yet, according to a series of surveys conducted by USA Today, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, pharmaceutical products account for only about 10% of the total…