Wednesday, September 19, 2007

BLOGSCAN - "Lawyerly Parsing" the Manufacturing Outsourcing Story

On PharmaLot, Ed Silverman follows up on the story that AstraZeneca plans to outsource its pharmaceutical production, mainly to India and China. (See previous post here.) Apparently, the publicity garnered by the first version of the story put the company into a bit of a tizzy. Silverman concluded first, " the AZ effort to disavow Smith’s remarks appears disingenous and resembles the worst kind of lawyerly parsing." His final conclusion would seem familiar to Health Care Renewal readers, "If AZ wants public trust in its products, the drugmaker must also instill trust in its words."

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