Monday, January 28, 2008

The politics of pharmaceutical bloggers: Part 2

In a previous post I challenged pharmaceutical bloggers to undertake a political test. Here are the results so far. They key is below the chart. For details see here. Take the test here. Clicking individual "dots" should open the respective blogs in a new window. For comparison, below the plots are scores for political figures and UK political parties according to the authors of the test.

Blogs so far are
Healthcare Renewal (Roy Poses and others) - the serious master of them all
Pharmagossip (Jack Friday) - the less serious master of them all
Pharmalot - and the man behind it - Ed Silverman of The Star-Ledger of New Jersey. Superlative journalism and a key source.
Brandweek NRX and Dr Peter Rost, previous Vice President of Pfizer
Pharma Giles - Good Fun
Pharma Fraud - Doesn't Like J&J particularly
Furious Seasons - Excellent look at seriously bad science in psychiatry
Scientific Misconduct Blog - This blog
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A great blog discussing the malfunction of medical science with an emphasis on psychiatry
Pharma BlogoSphere and much more from John Mack (Editor & Publisher of Pharma Marketing News/Pharma Marketing Blog)
Dr Scot Silverstein, an author at Healthcare Renewal

1, 2 and 3 are three excellent and hard hitting (and deeply depressing) UK-based patient blogs devoted specifically to exposing misconduct and misrepresentation in clinical trials of Seroxat (Paxil) and various aspects of the integrity of GlaxoSmithKline.

1 = Bob Fiddaman Blog
2 = Seroxat Secrets
3 = It's quite an experience: Matt Holford (a compliance lawyer)

4 is Honest Medicine. Julia Schopick created Honest Medicine in honor of her late husband, Tim Fisher, as a way to "work with others to make significant changes to the way people think about, and interact with, our flawed medical system."

Some historical figures

UK Parties

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insider said...

Nice job Aubrey.

I wish we could get the Big Pharma CEO's to take the quiz!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I'm THAT left-wing. I'll be drummed out of the Monster Raving Loony Party with a profile like that...

Anonymous said...

The 1, 2, 3 list/links and dots are in reversed order.

Aubrey Blumsohn said...

Thank you - fixed it