The end of the year approaches…

… and it’s a time for reflection.

The older I get, the more I tend to take to stock of the past year and look forward to the coming year.

2007 has been very good to me – the best year I’ve for a decade or more. As for 2008 – who knows… I wait with great interest to see developments with the UK group action in the High Court against GSK and Seroxat.

It really is time someone had their day in court so that the truth can be reported. There is so much that the general public simply does not know about this story and we all know the media loves a long court case that helps to fill their airwaves and column inches. It’s a story that has to be heard and a story that will shock and surprise.

The other reason for reflection is that today is the first birthday of Seroxat Secrets – my first post here was December 18 2006. When I started the blog I wanted to create an internet resource – somewhere that would gather together information and links and allow people to make an informed choice about medication they were taking or were about to take.

I’ve picked quite a few regular readers along the way – the list below includes a few Pharma companies, their lawyers, their PR advisors and their Advertising agencies – all of whom regularly monitor Seroxat Secrets.

I’ve just found out that one of today’s Seroxat Secrets readers is APCO  – “Blogs are influencing public discourse in ways we never imagined possible” says Evan Kraus, director of APCO Online.

“Blogs are an incredible demonstration of how new media is democratizing public policy debates that used to be limited to talking heads,” said Craig Fuller, former chief of staff to Vice President George H.W. Bush and now a top APCO consultant. The APCO Online team uses existing tools – and creates new ones – to identify online leaders and examine the discussions taking place in well-defined blog communities comprised of everything from politicians to environmentalists, health care providers to stay-at-home parents. APCO Online identifies the top blogs for each relevant community as measured by leading services such as Google and Technorati. Once groups are identified, collected RSS feeds are used to generate a text cloud that shows what topics are most important to the selected groups.

Season’s Greetings to all my readers – and here’s to the next 12 months!

Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois

Abbott Laboratories, Gurnee, Illinois

Abbott Laboratories, Libertyville, Illinois

ACCENTURE, United Kingdom

A C NIELSEN, New York

ACGME, Chicago, Illinois

ACTIVX BIOSCIENCE, La Jolla, California

Adpepper.com

Allegiance Healthcare, Waukegan, Illinois

American Red Cross, National Headquarters, Washington

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, Virginia

AMGEN, Potters Bar, United Kingdom

AMGEN, Thousand Oaks, California

Anapharm, Quebec, Canada

APCO Worldwide (DC HQ), Washington, District of Columbia

Apotex Inc., Ontario, Canada

Arnold and Porter Partnership, London

Ashurst Morris Crisp, Edmonton, United Kingdom

ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEVISION NEWS LTD, London

Astra AB, Södertälje, Sweden

Astra Zeneca, Lenni, Pennsylvania, United States

Astra Zeneca, Montchanin, Delaware

Astra Zeneca, Thornton, Pennsylvania

Avalanche Strategic Communications, Hackensack, New Jersey

Aventis Pasteur, Maidenhead, Windsor

Aventis Pharamceuticals, New Jersey

AXA Ireland

Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York

BALLARD, SPAHR, ANDREWS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BBDO NY, New York

Bear Stearns Security Corporation, New York

Biogen, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

BIOSANTE PHARMACEUTICALS, Lincolnshire, Illinois

Bircham Dyson Bell, London, London

BMG Avocats, Genève, Geneve

Bny Esi & Co., New York

Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Egham, Slough

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Danbury, Connecticut

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Redding, Connecticut

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Copenhagen

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Sterling, Virginia

BKD LLP, Springfield, Missouri

Bradley, Arant, Rose and White, Birmingham, Alabama

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Europe

Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Plainsboro, New Jersey

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Burson – Marsteller BVBA, Brussels

Burson Marsteller, New York

Burson Marsteller (SEA) Pte Ltd, Singapore

CBS, New York

California State University, Northridge

Capital One Financial, Richmond, Virginia

Chamberlain Communications Group, New York

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Chemmedica, London

Church of Scientology International, Los Angeles, California

Clark Depew Tracey, Houston, Texas

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

CMP MEDIA LLC, Great Neck, New York

Collective Intellect, Boulder, Colorado

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

Commission Europeenne, Wezembeek-Oppem, Brabant

Corbett Healthconnect, Chicago, Illinois

Cornerstone Partners, New York

Corp McCann Erickson, New York

Covington & Burling LLP,

Cypress Bioscience, San Diego, California

D’arcy Masius Bention & Bowles, New York

Dallas County (George Allen Courts Bldg), Dallas, Texas

Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Democratic National Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia

DENDRITE INTERNATIONAL, Bernardsville, New Jersey

Department of Veterans Affairs, North Liberty, Iowa

DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS, Traverse City, Michigan,

DOIM, Laurel, Maryland

Edelman PR, Alexandria, Virginia

Edelman, London

Edelman PR, New York

Edelman PR, Seattle, Washington

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware

Eisai Co., Ltd., Kashiwa, Japan

EXELIXIS, San Mateo, California

Eli Lilly and Company, Europe

Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

Eli Lilly and Company, Terrey Hills, New South Wales

Elron Technologies, Israel

Elsevier Science Limited, Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

EURO RSCG MVBMS PARTNERS, New York

European Parliament, Brussels

Evergreen Medical Group, Kirkland, Washington

Experian Information Solutions, Roswell, Georgia

FDA, Parklawn Computer Center / DIMES HQ, Silver Spring, Maryland

Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran, Washington, District of Columbia

Fisher & Paykel Ltd., Northmead, New South Wales

Foote, Cone & Belding , New York

Forest Labs, New Hyde Park, New York

French Embassy – French Trade Commission, Mc Lean, Virginia

GALDERMA LABS, Fort Worth, Texas

Genentech, Dixon, California

Genentech, San Francisco, California

General Medical Council, United Kingdom

General Motors Corporation, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Gerson Lehrman Group, Austin, Texas

Gilead Sciences, Boulder, Colorado

Glaxo., King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

GlaxoSmithKline, London

GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia

Glaxo, Raleigh, North Carolina

GlaxoSmithkline, Mississauga, Ontario

Glaxosmithkline S.p.A, Verona, Veneto

Government of the Province of Ontario, Scarborough Junction, Ontario

Greek Academic & Research Computer Network, Athens

Grey Advertising, Brooklyn, New York

GREY GLOBAL GROUP, Shooters Hill, Newham

Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington

Haymarket Media, Garfield, New Jersey

Health and Welfare Agency Data Center, Clarksburg, California

Healy Communications, Chicago, Illinois

Hearst Corporation, New York
Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Amman, Jordan

ICON CLINICAL RESEARCH, United Kingdom

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Chicago

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

INCYTE CORPORATION, Wilmington, Delaware

Institute for International Research, New York

Institute of Neurology, London University

Internal Revenue Service, Highland, Maryland

James, Houer, Newcome & Smiljanich, Birmingham, New Jersey

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Cleveland, Ohio

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

Josef Nopp KG, Leonding, Oberosterreich, Austria

Johnson & Johnson, Europe

Johnson & Johnson, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Johnson & Johnson, Fulmer, Slough

Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey

Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, New Jersey

Johnson & Johnson, Sydney, New South Wales

JP Morgan Chase & Co, Columbus, Ohio

JP Morgan Chase & Co, New York

Kaiser Permanente, El Cerrito, California

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Los Angeles, California

Kendle, Glasgow, Scotland

Ketchum Communications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

King & Spalding, Washington DC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Midlothian, Illinois

Kunitz and Associates, Rockville, Maryland

Lehman Brothers, London

LEXIS-NEXIS, Dayton, Ohio

Life Science Communications, Upper Holloway, Redbridge

LNS Communications, Brookline, Massachusetts

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

M&C Saatchi, New York

Management Centre Europe, Brussels

Marina Maher Communications, New York

Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota,

McCarter & English, Newark, New Jersey

MCKINSEY AND COMPANY, Boston, Massachusetts

Marcus Evans, Chicago, Illinois

McCann-Erickson GuangMing Lt, Hong Kong

McCann-Erickson, London

McCann-Erickson, New York

McCann-Erickson/Torre Lazur, Denville, New Jersey

MDE INVESTORS, Washington, DC

Medical Broadcasting Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Medicom Group, Newbury, United Kingdom

Meditech Media, London

Medstat Systems, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medtrials, Dallas, Texas

Medtrials, Pennsylvania, United States

Merck and Co., Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

Merck and Co., Skillman, New Jersey

Meta Pharmaceutical Services LLC, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Medicines Australia Incorporated, Napier, Western Australia

Medtronic, Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Michigan Medical PC, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Microsoft Corp, United States

MORI, London

Morgen Walke Associates, Brooklyn, New York

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Munro and Foster, London

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP, Singapore

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

National Institute for Medical Research, London

Neuronetics, Malvern, Philadelphia

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Columbia, South Carolina

Network of Shire Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom

New York State Office of Mental Health, Albany, New York

News Corporation, New York

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Novartis AG, Europe

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical, Princeton, New Jersey

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, California

Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, Illinois

Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, New York

One to One Interactive, LLC., Boston, Massachusetts

Organon Pharmacy, Roseland, New Jersey

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Gaithersburg, Maryland

PARAGON BIOMEDICAL, Irvine, California

PAREXEL, Bedford, Massachusetts

Parklawn Computer Center / DIMES HQ, Rockville, Maryland

PDI, Saddle River, New Jersey

The Pentagon, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Performance Systems International, Toronto, Ontario

Pepper, Hamilton and Sheetz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, Raleigh, North Carolina

Pfizer, Australia

Pfizer, New York

Pfizer, Quaker Hill, Connecticut

Pfizer, United Kingdom

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP, Buffalo, New York

Porter Novelli, New York

PricewaterhouseCoopers GTS UK, London

Publicis & Hal Riney, El Cerrito, California

QORVIS COMMUNICATIONS, Washington, District of Columbia

Quintiles, Raleigh, North Carolina

Ragan Communications Inc, Chicago, Illinois

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Rockville, Maryland

Research Triangle Institute, Durham, North Carolina

R G C Jenkins & Co, London

R I S Christie, Toronto, Ontario

Rosen & Livingston, Brooklyn, New York

Ruder Finn, London

Sankyo Pharma, Parsippany, New Jersey

Sanofi Synthelabo, Guildford, United Kingdom

Sanofi Synthelabo (S) PTE LTD, Singapore

Sanofi Techniques, Bourg-la-Reine

Schering-Plough Corporation, Plainfield, New Jersey

Scientific American, New York

Scottish Association for Mental Health, Glasgow

Semyung University, Chungbuk, Kyongsang-bukto, Korea

Servier Laboratories, Slough, United Kingdom

SHIRE US, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Shire US, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Shock Hardy & Bacon, Overland Park, Kansas

Sisters of Mercy Health System, Saint Louis, Missouri

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Massachusetts

Smith Hanley, Indianapolis, Indiana

SmithKline Beecham, Ickenham, Slough, United Kingdom

SmithKline Beecham, North Weald, Havering, United Kingdom

SmithKline Beecham Biologicals, Brussels

SmithKline Beecham Biologicals, Brabant, Belgium

Spotts Fain PC, Richmond, Virginia

St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

St Josephs Health System, Anaheim, California

State of CA, Dept. of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Sacramento, California

State of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland

Steptoe & Johnson, London

Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, District of Columbia

Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London

Syntex USA, Livingston, New Jersey

Syntex USA, Switzerland

Syracuse Research Corporation, Syracuse, New York

Takeda Pharmaceuticals A, Chicago, Illinois,

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Lincolnshire, Illinois

Takeda UK Ltd, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Technical University of Crete, Greece

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Newington, Virginia

The Connecticut Hospital and Affiliates, Monroe, Connecticut

The Gardiner-Caldwell Group Ltd, Macclesfield, United Kingdom

The McGinn Group, Fredericktown, Ohio

The Nielsen Company, New York

The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

The United States Centers For Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia

Trinity Mirror Group, London

TROUTMAN SANDERS, Atlanta

True North Communications, Chicago

TRW Space and Defense Sector, Torrance, California

Ulmer Berne, United States

Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cleveland, Ohio

UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam

University of California, Irvine, Irvine

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

University of Manchester, Manchester, England

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

University of Westminster, London

USA TODAY, McLean, Virginia

U.S. Dept. of Commerce – ITA, Cheltenham, Maryland

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Washington, District of Columbia

U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Virginia

U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, District of Columbia

U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, Arlington, Virginia

V-Fluence, Salem, Massachusetts

Video Monitoring Services of America, LP, Bronx, New York,

VJIL Consulting, Hyderabad, India

Waldner & Associates, Houston, Texas

Waggener Edstrom, Portland, Oregon

Walgreens, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, New Jersey

WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS, Riverside, California

Westminster Group, Westminster, United Kingdom

WILEY, REIN & FIELDING, Washington, District of Columbia

WPP Group, New York

WPP GROUP U.S. INVESTMENTS, Miami, Florida

Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Horsham, Pennsylvania

Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Waldwick, New Jersey

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Young & Rubicam-Media Edge, San Francisco, California

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Zogenix, Emeryville, California

3 Responses to “The end of the year approaches…”

  1. Matthew Holford Says:

    I trust that they were suitably reimbursed, for their reading time! I must say, I’m quite interested to see those auditors and state departments in that list – I wonder what that’s about?

    Any visitors from the media?

    Matt

  2. truthman30 Says:

    Happy First Birthday Seroxat Secrets!
    And well done Admin for creating such a wonderful resource and interesting site about Seroxat…

    It really is telling though, just how deep and far the Seroxat Scandal goes, just scanning through the list of regular visitors, it really is quite remarkable….

    I wonder what these organisations and companies think of what they have read here…

    Awareness is the key….

  3. Lynn Says:

    Right on, admin. Congratulations.


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