Do we really need the Medical Innovation ‘Saatchi’ Bill? I’m unconvinced.

If I were a Member of Parliament (MP) voting today on the Medical Innovation Bill - otherwise known as the Saatchi Bill - then, at best, I would be abstaining.  That sounds like a cop-out but please read on. The Bill is named after its sponsor in Parliament, Lord Maurice Saatchi whose wife died of ovarian … Continue reading Do we really need the Medical Innovation ‘Saatchi’ Bill? I’m unconvinced.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but….pharma

Here is a gripping report from this week's 'Adweek' (based in New York) about the new marketing strategies being used by pharmaceutical companies. Don't be put off by the reference to 'Obamacare.' The story is equally applicable to the United Kingdom.  For it is essentially a tale about how disease is being re-packaged. Patient data is the new … Continue reading The truth, the whole truth and nothing but….pharma