Pharmaceutical Industry

Retirement Update…life goes on….

»Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Funny, Life, Pharmaceutical Industry | 0 comments

Just a few observations about my life after Pfizer.  First of all it’s safe to say that life does go on. I still see about 8 clients during the week but I’m less rushed in everything I do.  I even find myself driving the car slower to get somewhere.  Of course this could have something to do with my aging body and mind and less to do with eliminating my etched in stone schedule of arriving at the gym at 5:30am and at work Monday through Friday at 7:30 am. But who knows for sure?  Days seem to move a little slower.  That’s a good thing, especially during the summer.  In the past it seemed that summer passed so quickly I hardly knew what happened and bam, I’m raking leaves again.  Saturday and Sunday had to be protected and exalted as “my time.” ...

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March 12, 2010

»Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Healthcare Reform, Life, Pharmaceutical Industry, Psychology | 10 comments

March 12, 2010 will mark a new milestone in my 57 year old chronology. It will be my last day at work (most of you know who I have had the privilege to work for) after 31 years with the company. Right now I’m referring to it as Phase III for a lack of a better title. Phase I was my Growing Up years (the immature years), Phase II was my career years (also the immature years), and now Phase III. I’m all grown up (that depends on who you ask) and the path ahead is not marked.  I’ve never been here before.  Of course, it’s never been well marked. Wow!  It’s been a great journey.  I started this career as a sales representative in Nashville October, 1978.  I remember this time of life so distinctly and clearly.  I had married Kathy in July of that same...

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»Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in Healthcare Reform, Pharmaceutical Industry, Politics | 1 comment

The USPSTF, (United States Preventive Services Task Force) a panel of independent medical experts but part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, said it was recommending against annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49, saying the risks outweighed the benefits from earlier screening. That …announcement, which goes against a trend of recommending increased screening by cancer agencies, has left many confused. This is especially true since the American Cancer Society and the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) disagree with the recommendation. Now honestly, If you are a woman reading this, how do you feel about the recent recommendation by the government panel of “medical experts?” Guys, how do you...

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Frankenstein on Steroids

»Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in Healthcare Reform, Life, Pharmaceutical Industry | 0 comments

Look, I’m a simple minded person so let me help simplify the hoop-la going on in Washington surrounding the proposals for government takeover of your health-care.  First of all, it’s not “Obamacare” because BO has no bill. Although not as catchy, it’s more accurate to call it Pelosi-Reid care since BO has turned over the responsibility of writing this 1000 page bill of Frankenstein proportion to Nancy and Harry.   All you have to remember is,  regardless of which bill is passed (senate version or house version) , if it’s split apart, if it’s passed one step at a time, the ultimate goal of the current democrat leadership in the house and senate is to dismantle the finest health care system in the world currently...

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Time Will Tell

»Posted by on Aug 11, 2009 in Healthcare Reform, Pharmaceutical Industry, Politics | 0 comments

The current strategy of the Democratic Party leading the nation right now, is to disparage and discount those who have awakened to attend town halls and voice their concern about the massive expansion of government.  We’ll see.  Elections will take place in the near future and then we’ll know whether this anger and concern is ginned up by hateful insurance companies, wacky radio talk show hosts, and executed by robotic puppets (the American people), or rooted in a genuine desire to preserve our American freedoms and choice of health-care.   Blue dog dems, watch out how you vote.  States with middle of the road spineless elected representatives like Arlen Specter from PA, be prepared to look for another profession. I think this article is measured...

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Sparks of Hope?

»Posted by on Jul 28, 2009 in Healthcare Reform, Pharmaceutical Industry | 0 comments

Our only hope. Although polls have consistently shown that just over half of Americans think the health-care system is in need of reform, a substantial majority say they are satisfied with their own insurance and care. Any hope of change will require their support, according to experts and advocates across the ideological spectrum I think it may be finally sinking in that in order to cover the 47 million uninsured (including illegals) it’s not necessary to completely overhaul or reform what doesn’t need reforming.  The fact is that most people in this country have access to competent and caring doctors.  Obviously there are exceptions.  Most citizens (253 million) are satisfied with their plan.  Again, I’m sure there are exceptions.  I had...

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