Reflection on What we Lost with Pharmalot
A brief return of grief as I reviewed a Pharmalot thread from April, 2008, that I use in my teaching. It can be accessed at:
While the original topic was not exactly inspirational (!), it led to what I think was one of the best interchages we ever had between "insiders" and others about the industry. The very possibility of that kind of discussion is unique. As far as I know, it just didn't happen anywhere else.
I am not surprised we have little or none of it here. Most industry folks went to Pharmalot to get their news updates, not to "shmooze." But I was struck by a comment of Ed's that appeared in this thread - that, in the process of exchanges, a community was bring created.
There is probably no way of reviving that community, but - if anyone reading this has ideas of things we could do here in hopes of recapturing even a small bit - they would be very welcome.
And thanks to all who have been stopping by.