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Latest Pfizer Celebrex Court Ruling 50-50

Latest Pfizer Celebrex Court Ruling 50-50

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According to Pfizer, Celebrex is still selling like hot cakes with worldwide sales of $471 million in the second quarter of 2006, representing growth of 17% over the same period last year, with sales in the US of $355 million.

"We continue to expect full-year Celebrex revenues of at least $2 billion, an ambitious target given the ongoing pressures in the arthritis market," Pfizer told shareholders in its Second Quarter 2006 SEC filing.

Notwithstanding the fact that the FDA asked Pfizer not to run ads to promote more use of Celebrex, and that the company previously granted that request, Pfizer is right back at it. In April 2006, it began advertising Celebrex "in alignment with our new Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) advertising principles, highlighting Celebrex's unique clinical profile and benefits," Pfizer wrote in its First Quarter 2006 SEC filing.

Understanding Mesothelioma - How To Win Your Claim

Understanding Mesothelioma - How To Win Your Claim

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Mesothelioma is a grave and uncommon sickness, caused by sustained and persistent exposure and breathing in of the asbestos fibers rampantly used in most industries till early 1980s. It is the cancer of the Mesothelioma layer, a protective sac that encloses some major organs in the human body.

The Calamity:

Sadly the fact remains that the disease of Mesothelioma is diagnosed only in the final stages and remains incurable at that time. The fat is further psychologically worsened by the fact that it was caused by pure carelessness and avoiding using proper preventive covering and precautions. The risk has been made evident by research since the 1920s, but the corporations that had the risk never encouraged use of these precautions. These facts bring to light a simple hope of compensation that a victim could be eligible for in the darkness of this disease that ends in death.

Negotiating - How to Gain Rapport With Anyone

Negotiating - How to Gain Rapport With Anyone

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Rapport is the way to easily and naturally eliminate perceived differences between yourself and the other person.

Benefits of this article:

* establish rapport in 30 seconds or less with anyone.
* build trust into every communication.
* send subliminal messages of likeness.
* improve your range of responsiveness.
* achieve personal and professional flexibility.
* establish deep bonds of trust-quickly.
* covertly calibrate that you have rapport.
* know when you have made your point so you can avoid "over influencing".
* covertly calibrate when a person changes states.
* using your senses to develop understanding of others.
* establishing meaningful communication.
* improving your responsiveness range.
* build trust into your communication.
* verifying the current level of rapport.
* getting clients to focus on you.

Glaxo Promotes Mental Disorders - Then Paxil

Glaxo Promotes Mental Disorders - Then Paxil

After gaining FDA approval for Paxil to treat depression in 1992, GlaxoSmithKline spent the next decade launching creative advertising campaigns aimed at promoting not only Paxil but also a myriad of treatable "disorders."

And as a result, Glaxo was able to convince doctors and consumers alike that the drug was appropriate for treating just about every common anxiety of life. In the end Paxil was approved for the following conditions:

Boston Scientific and Guidant Off to Texas Slaughterhouse

Boston Scientific and Guidant Off to Texas Slaughterhouse

The first, but by no means the last, Guidant trial is scheduled to begin on September 18, 2006, in Neuces County District Court in Corpus Christi, Texas before Judge Jack Hunter.

The two plaintiffs, Louis Motal, 63, and Bernice Hinojosa, 65, are surviving patients implanted with Guidant's Ventak Prizm 2 defibrillators in 2001. The lawsuit claims that Guidant "actively concealed the ... defect, suppressed reports, failed to follow through on FDA notification requirements, and failed to disclose a known defect to patients."

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