September 01, 2006 - MM&M - Medical Marketing and Media

Print Issue: September 01, 2006

Have we turned the page?

While I didn’t need another reason for chalking up 1966 as a vintage year, I quickly found one when I joined Medical Marketing & Media: Not only was 1966 the year in which England won the World Cup, but it also marked the launch of this publication.

Zovirax site receives FDA Warning Letter

The Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment Web site, along with a consumer STD awareness deck card, misleadingly suggest to consumers that the GlaxoSmithKline product may prevent transmission of genital herpes infections, according to an FDA Warning Letter.

IG asked to probe Graham harassment

Finance Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has asked the HHS inspector general to find out how an FDA employee worked “in concert with a pharmaceutical drug maker to discredit the FDA scientist who publicized information about the safety risks of the drug Vioxx.”

FDA looks into morale issue, eventually

The FDA promised to address with all seriousness a survey of its scientists which reported poor morale and “pervasive and dangerous political influence of science at FDA”–despite agency initially disparaged the study as “unscientific.”