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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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January 6, 2009

Pharmalot Is No More

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Posted by Derek

I noted with sadness yesterday that Ed Silverman has packed in the Pharmalot blog. He did an excellent job there, picking up a lot of industry news from all over. Most of it was in the “Trouble for Company X” vein, but that’s to be expected. Ed’s a good reporter, and “Things Going Fine Over at Company X” is not much of a story. If this item is correct, though, we’ll be seeing more of him, which I’m glad to hear. The newspaper business is in even worse shape than the drug industry, so I’m glad to see it when someone there lands safely. (People still need pharmaceuticals; they’re not so sure if they need newspapers so much).

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1. KwadGuy on January 6, 2009 9:21 AM writes...

Damn! Pharmalot was #2 in my go-to pharma blog read list (after this site). This is a major loss. It doesn't look like Ed's new job will include blogging, so I guess that's about it...

Hope you stick around, Derek...!

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2. HelicalZz on January 6, 2009 10:59 AM writes...

Pharmalot was a wonderful blog and information source. It will be sorely missed. Shame, but so it goes. Regular readers of Pharmalot should consider heading over to the site and just saying thanks. I just did anyway.


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3. The Pharmacoepidemiologist on January 6, 2009 2:56 PM writes...

Like KwadGuy, Pharmalot and In The Pipeline were my two must reads every day.

That said, Derek, the blog list needs to be updated. Make that badly updated. Some of these blogs have died, others are no longer being updated. There are lots of new replacements for them.


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4. justice in Michigan on January 6, 2009 10:11 PM writes...

As a Pharmalot "regular," I have been glad to see just how widely Ed's work was recogized. I did not realize the impact Pharmalot had. A great loss.

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5. rtw on January 4, 2014 11:56 AM writes...

Streak ahead 5 years:

It appears that Ed's Blog has again been closed. Attempts to access it since Dec 23rd have met with no new content and attempts to access it today indicates that it is no more. I also refer you to the following web site.

Hope it comes back. I liked getting my pharma news from Ed!

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