Tagged: Pfizer

FDA and outsourced drug making

The Food and Drug Administration reportedly will propose tougher regulations for pharmaceutical companies that outsource manufacturing of drugs, making them more responsible for the safety and purity of the products made by contractors.  Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an authority on food and drug law and director of the Healthy Law Program, says the changes likely […]

Pfizer’s history of illegal marketing

Bloomberg News reports on the history of Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, illegally promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA – even after being heavily fined for doing so.  Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an expert on drug marketing and director of the BU School of Law’s Health Law Program, says big pharma can […]

Pfizer to give free drugs to jobless

School of Law Professor Kevin Outterson, director of the Health Law Program and an authority on drug marketing, says Pfizer offering free drugs to recently uninsured or jobless customers will create a mountain of paperwork for doctors’ offices and their patients. “Some states have created ‘central-fill’ pharmacies, which greatly simplify the paperwork burdens. If drug […]

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer combine HIV-drug business

Law Professor Kevin Outterson, director of the Health Law Program, says big pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer combining their HIV-drug business should be good for the companies and for patients around the globe. “The joint venture will allow GSK and Pfizer to coordinate antiretroviral-drug research, which will both lower R&D costs and reduce competition between […]