Peter J. Pitts

Alzheimer’s setback shows difficulty of drug development

September 23, 2010

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By Peter Pitts
The opinions expressed are his own.

Pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly recently announced that it would halt clinical tests for an experimental Alzheimer treatment. The drug’s failure was extremely disappointing, as it represented one of only five Alzheimer’s drugs under development to have even reached late-stage clinical trials.

Let cancer patients have this pill

September 17, 2010

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One more day — or week, or month, or perhaps even a year. It may not seem like much time, but patients with incurable cancer know better. For Christi Turnage of Mississippi, who lives with stage IV breast cancer, it means seeing her daughter start kindergarten, celebrating her 27th wedding anniversary, and watching her sons graduate from college.

Cash-strapped Michigan just got even more so with medical education

August 12, 2010

The following is a guest post by Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a former FDA Associate Commissioner. The opinions expressed are his own.

Healthcare overhaul: The good news

March 22, 2010

Peter_Pitts– Peter J. Pitts is president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a former FDA Associate Commissioner. The views expressed are his own. –

CBO’s score: Cloudy with a chance of bankruptcy

March 18, 2010

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Healthcare summit as interesting as Olympic curling

February 25, 2010

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A Healthcare Carol

December 21, 2009

peter_pitts- Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA Associate Commissioner, is Partner/Director of Global Health at Porter Novelli and President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. The opinions expressed are his own. -