• Health, SEC, Shareholder Democracy

    Is The SEC Staff Out Of Control?
    Universal Healthcare Proxy Rulings May Indicate The Lunatics Are Running The Asylum

    Is the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuing its own activist agenda without adequate supervision by agency heads? Many SEC observers were caught off guard yesterday when the New York Times broke the news that the SEC has been requiring major US corporations to include shareholder proposals supporting universal healthcare in official proxy […]

    / May 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM
  • Health

    DealBreaker PSA: Second Hand Printing

    Ever wonder why, after a few minutes on the treadmill at the end of a grueling week, you’re breathing harder than (eighteen pack a day smoker) James Simons trying to explain 5/44 to investors? Forget the crippling fatigue, lousy diet, self-loathing and emotional stress, it’s the PRINTERS. Australian scientists from the Queensland University of Technology […]

    / Jul 31, 2007 at 10:59 AM
  • CFOs, Health, women

    C(heart)LBY an expert in managed care of wives, mistresses

    Details are emerging about the May resignation of WellPoint CFO David Colby. Colby was forced to resign after his 10 year stint by WellPoint Chairman, President, Secretary of the Exchequer, CEO, and Grand Poobah Larry Glasscock for violating the company’s code of conduct. The Colbinator was a pretty big deal in the managed care sector, […]

    / Jun 15, 2007 at 10:53 AM
  • Health, Pharma, Venture Capital

    VC goes for a herbal remedy

    Phytomedics raised $9mm in Series B funding from VC firms Burrill & Co. and New Zealand-based Inventages, signaling a new wave of emerging botanical drug companies (new term for herb peddlers) that are now FDA friendly. Phytomedics makes an arthritis drug from Chinese Thunder God Vine (you read that correctly) extract. The drug was FDA […]

    / Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM
  • Health

    Regarding Avandia trial members: it’s medical experiments for the lot of you

    As we all know from crazy drug adverts that actually tell you what a drug does (as opposed to nebulous neon butterflies that land on you when you’re sleeping and lay neon caterpillar larvae in your ear that hatch in your brain and do something with your seratonin levels), drugs have side effects. Lots of […]

    / Jun 6, 2007 at 2:50 PM

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