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  • On Lies, and Liars

    ]\Today’s topic is “lies”. We will start with the cases of Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh (“Sunny”) Balwani, of Theranos. As the worl… Read More
  • Pfizer’s Cutbacks

    Update: it appears that these are actually the previously announced Neuroscience cutbacks taking effect – some reports I’d received made it sound as… Read More
  • Taxing Graduate Students

    Today’s blog post will be of interest mostly to US readers, since it concerns the US tax code. There has, of course, been a huge push recently for an over… Read More
  • Happy Fourth of July

    Some 4th of July thoughts, reprinted from a few years ago, and still (as ever) relevant: This, at least, I have observed in forty-five years: that there are men… Read More
  • The Merck Malware Attack

    As everyone will have seen, the last few days have brought news of yet another “ransomware” attack, this time from a piece of malware known most oft… Read More
  • The March For Science

    I’ve had a number of questions about the March For Science that’s taking place tomorrow, so I thought I’d explain my position, for what that&# Read More
  • Sarin. Again.

    I wrote in the early days of this blog about chemical warfare, including a two-part post on nerve agents specifically, here and here. The recent use of Sarin in… Read More
  • The Coming Landscape?

    Adam Feuerstein has an important list of companies (the “Gnarly Nine”) that will be going to the FDA soon. That process is always important for the… Read More
  • All Right, Then

    Q: So, how was your Election Night? A: Pretty horrific – thanks for asking. As someone who very much did not want Donald Trump to be president, things sta… Read More
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