What does Eshelman, Mario and PPD, Inc., hope to gain? A "New America" with a less restrictive FDA approval process.
The potential of PPD's drug pipeline "has been generally regarded by investors with indifference," Kreger wrote.
While regulators may delay things, the payoff could be just two years away, Kreger says.
PPD's drug portfolio is worth $6 to $7 per share, he says. Optimistic projections put its worth at $15 to $20 per share.
That's on top of the current share price. In addition to clinical research, PPD has these drug investments with great profit potential. PPD has just entered into an agreement with the Juvenile Diabetes Association for clinical research. Just so happens one of the drugs PPD has a stake in is a potential diabetes drug.
Very interesting perspective from across the pond.
Told you I was jet lagged. Also bummed that British pound is so strong. It's worth twice the dollar but all the prices had the same numbers ie twice US prices. That's got to be messing with our economy.
Larry is the real deal. I bumped into him today at the NC State Legislature. He shook my hand, said hello and didn't miss a beat of the conversation I interrupted. He was up in Raleigh to help out the NC Association of Educators.
You did not tell the whole story about the Edwards campaign bloggers or offer the kind of context that would have properly informed your readers about Bill Donohue and how he does NOT represent the Catholic Church and whose political actions threaten his organization's tax-exempt status.
Catholics like Donohue are extremists who are still fighting Vatican II. They want the Catholic Church to go back to Latin Mass and the Dark Ages. As RJ Eskow posts today at Huffington Post: Bill Donohue: A 'Cafeteria Catholic' Promotes Extremism
"To rightwing Catholic activists, "cafeteria Catholic" is a term of contempt for those who pick and choose which Church doctrine to follow. Bill Donohue arrogantly dismissed the Pope's pleas against the Iraq War in order to serve his political bosses, yet some reporters is still characterize him as a Catholic spokesman. Donohue's selectivity in following Church teachings is as "cafeteria" as it gets""
William Donohue of the Catholic League, who is quoted throughout the stories expressing his outrage at the religious intolerance of the bloggers, is on the record in numerous venues expressing extremely vulgar and religiously intolerant views himself such as "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular." In a story such as this, where characters are being assaulted, it is the duty of a reporter to vet the source.
Covering the hiring of campaign staff is perfectly legitimate. However you don't serve your readers when you fail to provide context or perform due diligence on those who offer themselves as critics.
It was good to meet you Matt and to hear from you in person and, to meet a lot of other bloggers face to face for the first time. The medium is becoming so effective, for us anyway, that face time is becoming less essential.
I can't see unions not supporting either Edwards, Clinton or Obama. Of those three, unions have the most in common with Edwards. That support can't be taken for granted. It's not that unions would suddenly have more in common with other candidates but strategic alliances sometimes trump reason.
Thanks for writing this, as opposed to the 110 words that were written about Edwards earlier. Any reason why there's no Obama tag? I know he's not mentioned in the text but he's certainly in the subtext.