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TSM Associates Monthly Newsletter - November 2nd, 2010

Dear Client,

We're happy to continue to provide you with the best biopharmaceutical industry news and commentary in real time and in a searchable format at (RSS feed).  The most requested stories for October were:
  1. A New Rx for Medicine: Cancer patients and doctors testing a fast track to personalized treatments
  2. MedPAC meets to consider recommendations that empower Medicare
  3. Between '96 and '07 just 10% of organic drugs made it through R&D to launch
  4. Watson president and head of GPhA says the industry is effectively "eating our young"
  5. Overall licensing deals are down 20%. Within that, option-based deals are up
  6. "Little Purple Pill' under attack as symbol of "excess of modern medicine.., path of least resistance"
  7. BMS may have gotten a real bargain in ZymoGenetics pipeline
  8. Bloomberg: Pharmas' doughnut hole deal cost less than 1% of sales
  9. Sanofi's Jevtana (cabazitaxel) enhances overall survival by 30% in metastatic, resistant prostate cancer (15.1 vs 12.7 mos)
  10. Wal-Mart, Humana team up to offer "cheapest Rx plan in US"
If you like to keep pace with our industry's most current news and commentary, John, why not make a visit to our site a part of your daily routine (or subscribe to our RSS feed).
And, we'd like to go to work for you!  So if you need an experienced, enthusiastic consultant to get things done well, efficiently and at a reasonable rate; please reach us at +1 610 952 1871.  We're always ready to roll up our sleeves and bring some creative ideas. 
Thanks and have a great November!


The consulting staff at TSM Associates
John D Waddell, RPh; Managing Director

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