Update on Big Pharma Blogs

It appears most of my Big Pharma links, except one, are retired or semi-retired blogs at this point. They were good sites a few years ago, and continue to be good sources for information, but I’ll be retiring the links shortly. It’s been a while since I followed what’s going on in that world. For the record, they were:

  • Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look Last updated 2/23/2011 as “Alive But Inactive,” continues to house the interesting posts of a “research blogger.”
  • Furious Seasons. A great blog by someone who was really informed on the pharmaceutical world, and who happened to suffer from bipolar disorder. Last updated 7/22/2010.
  • The Carlat Psychiatry Blog. The tagline is “Keeping Psychiatry Honest Since 2007,” Dr. Carlat only recently stopped blogging due to a conflict of interest. He’s going to Washington to head the Pew Prescription Project. His last post was 3/19/12, where he noted: “The Carlat Psychiatry Blog lives on in the form of Thought Broadcast, a blog written by psychiatrist Steve Balt, who is the new editor-in-chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report.”

Sitting outside the group, very much alive, is The Unbranded Doctor. The site continues with its mission to foster integrity in physician education, among other things. Bloggers are active on the site, including this recent gem: “Block Grants for Medicare: The Pink Slime of Health Policies”

I discovered these moribund links while researching a post on DSM-V, the upcoming revision of psychiatry’s diagnostic manual, which I’ll post soon.

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