Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Who's Sorry Now? Big Pharma Edition

Sparked by today's apology by Bayer at its Trasylol FDA committee meeting, we thought it would be fun to round up a few recent mea culpae out there in pharmaland. I'm sure we've missed some, so let us know in the comments.

  • Bayer to FDA Panel: Sorry we didn't let you in on the bad news in that big Trasylol study last year, but what's a little death, kidney damage, congestive heart failure, and stroke among friends? We hope you'll leave Trasylol on the market.

  • Novartis to Shareholders: Sorry we haven't been buying back a ton of shares like every other Big Pharma company. We promise to do better in the future!

  • Lilly Leaker to Lilly: Sorry I sent the New York Times all those juicy Zyprexa documents last year. I hope $100k covers the damage? PS I'm not really sorry.

  • JAMA to GSK: Sorry we're piling on.

[Ed. note: As any of you out there who are sports and pharma blog readers may already know, we freely admit to stealing this gimmick from the sports blog par excellence Deadspin. Sorry.]

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