Thursday, January 27, 2011
Alternate Universe Megan
Less Slick and Manipulative Megan McArdle: Some people say mean and wrong things about "me-too" drugs. Lots of people say they are just knock-offs of existing drugs. I will not tell you who they are or where you can find their writings. You will have to take my word for it that they said what I tell you they said. But they are wrong. "Me-too" is a misnomer because it takes years to develop a drug, therefore any very similar drug that arrives quickly after can't be a copycat drug. My source is Derek Lowe who is "a chemistry blogger and medicinal chemist working on preclinical drug discovery."