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Were There 30 Million Cheaters On Ashley Madison, Or 10? How Estimates Get Out Of Hand

forbes.com — The Ashley Madison hack has been used to make just about every social argument possible, but here's another one: the hack shows us how even when it seems like we have a lot of information on a business, or, really, on anything, we might not actually have much. I started thinking [...]
Sep 01, 2015

Were There 30 Million Cheaters On Ashley Madison, Or 10? How Estimates Get Out Of Hand onforb.es/1L0yoz2 <-- I did arithmetic.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes And Top Executives To Reimagine Healthcare At The Forbes Healthcare Summit

forbes.com — Ethan Pines/The Forbes Collection Elizabeth Holmes, youngest self-made female billionaire and the founder and chief executive of diagnostic test upstart Theranos, will be one of dozens of top industry executives that will help me reimagine the healthcare system at our fourth annual Forbes Healthcare Summit. The Forbes Healthcare Summit, a 300 person [...]
Aug 31, 2015

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes And Top Executives To Reimagine Healthcare At The Forbes Healthcare Summit forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @matthewherper: Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes And Top Executives To Reimagine Healthcare At The Forbes Healthcare Summit forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Experimental Cholesterol Shot Works For 140 Days

forbes.com — An experimental injection that is at least five years from the market dramatically lowered cholesterol for as much as 140 days in an early clinical trial to be presented in London at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. The data raise expectations for the drug's makers, Alnylam [...]
Aug 30, 2015

RT @cardiobrief: Alynlam and Medicines Co drug blocks PCSK9 gene-- might need only 2 shots/year: onforb.es/1JEuLhr via @matthewherper

Aug 30, 2015

Experimental Cholesterol Shot Works For 140 Days $alny $mdco forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Aug 31, 2015

ICYMI: My story on the $ALNY $MDCO PCSK9 data. If that doesn't make sense there's a Miley/Flaming Lips album out. forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Pharma's Ghosts - Forbes

forbes.com — A Georgetown University doctor is alleging that an education firm working with drug giant AstraZeneca tried to ghostwrite an article in a medical journal. Adriane Fugh-Berman Adriane Fugh-Berman , an associate professor of alternative medicine at Georgetown, charges that she was approached by a medical education firm, Mold, United Kingdom-based Rx Communications, to write an article on the potential of medicinal herbs and dietary supplements to interact with a commonly used blood thinner, Coumadin.

Nine Explanations For Why The FDA Is Approving Almost Every New Drug Application

forbes.com — Last week I wrote a post about new data from BioMedTracker that show that the Food and Drug Administration, which once approved as few as 40% of new drugs submitted by industry, has been on a green-light-almost-everything jag, approving 89% of drug applications. What's more, a closer look showed an even [...]
Aug 25, 2015

Nine Explanations For Why The FDA Is Approving Almost Every New Drug Application onforb.es/1EU0sSy

Aug 25, 2015

RT @matthewherper: Nine Explanations For Why The FDA Is Approving Almost Every New Drug Application onforb.es/1EU0sSy

Aug 25, 2015

RT @helenwsj: Interesting stuff from @matthewherper on sky high FDA approval levels. Watch out below. onforb.es/1EU0sSy

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Eli Lilly's Jardiance Is First Diabetes Drug To Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

forbes.com — A big win for Eli Lilly this morning. Its diabetes drug Jardiance, co-marketed with Boehringer Ingelheim, is the first blood-sugar lowering pill ever to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths in a big study, according to a press release issued this morning. Of course, we need to [...]
Aug 20, 2015

ICYMI, this is really important: Eli Lilly's Jardianceis 1st diabetes drug to prevent heart attacks/strokes onforb.es/1TZwdRb

The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It

forbes.com — Remember when the FDA rejected drugs? We just got treated to a whole lot of drama this week as to whether Addyi, a drug to boost women's libidos, would be approved. But based on the data, that approval was probably a foregone conclusion. As recently as 2008, companies filing applications to sell [...]
Aug 21, 2015

RT @FearLoathingBTX: The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It. Excellent piece by @matthewherper goo.gl/KBAjhL

Aug 20, 2015

RT @matthewherper: The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It onforb.es/1LmFjbx pic.twitter.com/gRiHf0tnnC

Aug 23, 2015

Forbes: The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It, onforb.es/1TVsaL4

Aug 20, 2015

Good if you're $SRPT or $BMRN, but I've got to tell you, it can't last forever. onforb.es/1LmFjbx

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Patient Death Does Not Augur Doom, But Kite Pharma Needs To Shut Its Big Mouth

forbes.com — This morning Kite Pharma confirmed that a patient had died in a trial of its cell therapy for a form of blood cancer. Market rumors about the death had pushed the company's stock down 16% on Friday. The stock has recovered most of its losses, and rightly so, because the news [...]
Aug 17, 2015

Patient Death Does Not Augur Doom, But $KITE Needs To Shut Its Big Mouth onforb.es/1TMCHTj

Aug 17, 2015

CAR-T psyops. Draw attention to competitor's deaths. Been happening for a while. See Penn v. MSKCC. forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @matthewherper: Patient Death Does Not Augur Doom, But $KITE Needs To Shut Its Big Mouth onforb.es/1TMCHTj

Aug 17, 2015

$KITE story, in which @matthewherper gets pissed at the CEO. I'd suggest this is not a good day to test his temper. forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Aug 17, 2015

Perils of Reg FD: loose-lipped execs have to share info equally, even if they share too much onforb.es/1TMCHTj via @matthewherper $KITE

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Carly Fiorina Is Against Vaccine Mandates But She's For Them But Also Against Them

forbes.com — There are two reports out this morning that Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has taken a stand on vaccines: parents should be able to make the choice whether or not to vaccinate their children.
Aug 14, 2015

Carly Fiorina Is Against Vaccine Mandates But She's For Them But Also Against Them onforb.es/1JXmcCZ

Aug 14, 2015

The clearest, most sensible commentary about Carly Fiorina's comments on vaccines comes from @matthewherper forbes.com/sites/matthewh…

Aug 14, 2015

Fiorina clarifies her views: They're not radical, though I still think she sounds confused on vaccine issues. onforb.es/1JXmcCZ

Aug 14, 2015

RT @matthewherper: Carly Fiorina Is Against Vaccine Mandates But She's For Them But Also Against Them onforb.es/1JXmcCZ

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The New England Journal Of Medicine Fact-Checks The Republican Debate

forbes.com — The New England Journal of Medicine, the most important medical periodical in the world, has a few bones to pick with the Republican Party's would-be presidential candidates. In an editorial, the journals' editors attack the stance held by most of the Republican hopefuls that Planned Parenthood should be defunded.
Aug 12, 2015

The New England Journal Of Medicine Fact-Checks The Republican Debate onforb.es/1MkUf8E

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Sep 04, 2015

RT @ddiamond: Total jobs gained… Under W Bush: ↑ 1.3 million Under Obama: ↑ 8.3 million Source: BLS data

Sep 04, 2015

RT @adamfeuerstein: Missed this y’day. @diabetic_invstr says $SNY scaling back plans to have Toujeo sales reps also market Afrezza. Not good for $MNKD.

Sep 04, 2015

@adamfeuerstein you've got a point. that seems like a long time ago.

Sep 04, 2015

@adamfeuerstein @DinoPerlman I disagree that everything has changed. If anything, the NDA acceptance means more. But still no guarantee.

Sep 04, 2015

Very thoughtful @NYTimes op-ed on Down syndrome and abortion. nyti.ms/1UwnJkP

Sep 03, 2015

RT @APAPsychiatric: Disappointed with @mr_kennethcole for linking gun violence, mental illness. Follow us to get the facts. #givestigmatheboot


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