Frequent readers of this blog are familiar with “Pharmie” (above), your guide to all things pharmaceutical. “Ask Pharmie” started as a feature in PAL’s newsletter, which was printed approximately quarterly until the end of 2006. (Archive issues are here.) We’ve now shifted from a printed newsletter to this exclusively online publications (including this blog), but Ask Pharmie soldiers on, committed to shining light on the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmie answers readers’ questions about the pharmaceutical industry, drug marketing, drug pricing, and the like. He does not answer medical or treatment questions, or render medical advice. We encourage readers to send their questions to Pharmie. You can also post your question in the comments to this post.
Here are some of Ask Pharmie’s archived Q&As:
- How do drugs go from being prescription-only to being available Over-the-Counter?
- Why are there drug ads on TV that don’t tell you what the drug is for?
- What is a generic drug? (And other questions about generic drug)
- How can I make sure I am getting a drug that is effective, safe and affordable? How can I help my doctor get unbiased information? (and other related questions)