Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brass and Ivory 2008 - The Blog In Review

Lots of things have happened this year

  1. PhRMA discusses Pharmaceutical Samples and wants to be 'Sharing Miracles' but misses the boat (imo)
  2. When the topic of drug costs comes up I ponder - The Value of Money or the Value of Health - What do you see?
  1. My 19-year old feline companion, Joshua, dies and leaves a hole in my heart.
  2. Next we discuss Fear and Anxiety - What are your dreams?
  3. Take notice of stealth marketing in PR for MS - Ogilvy and Betaseron
  1. Following a most stressful few months, I Join the MS Party (ie. Relapse)
  2. Random Thoughts - How a few simple words and break down walls
  3. When will we have the option of generic MS self-injectable drugs?
  1. The lucky ones with 'good' insurance just may become unlucky
  2. Time to go Surfing the Magnetic Tube
  3. MRI results comes in - Sometimes "Going with the Flow" is not so easy
  1. The Carnival of MS Bloggers #10 presents a Top Ten List for every MSer
  2. I begin to tell MY MS STORY with Eyes in the Back of My Head
  3. Continue story with A Pain in My Neck and Tears on My Pillow
  1. We should often ask ourselves - Who do you Trust?
  2. What do you know about 4-AP, Fampridine-SR, and Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Introducing The Bioentrepreneur and Fampridine
  1. Pharma wants you to walk faster and easier for $10,000
  2. Small patient populations - Big drug prices
  3. Price Gouging in extremely vulnerable and captive market
  1. It's Gonna Be a Great Day as I got hired by The Health Central Network
  2. Repeat After Me - "This too shall pass"
  3. We learn about the National MS Disease Registry Act
  1. More of MY MS STORY - How am I going to pay for this?
  2. Paging Dr. Google, or, Consulting With the Homies
  1. I plan to be Talking to the Big Guys
  2. Psychiatric Help 5 cents - The Doctor Is In and the Mental Health Parity Act
  1. Interviewed for MS Momentum - Ensure your Insurance? Crazy MS!!
  2. The Epstein-Barr Virus and and the MS Immune System
  1. Can't decide where to inject? read Needle Nostalgia - Copaxone and Me
  2. Losing heat in the house - Don't know if I should laugh or cry
  3. Peace To You All and a Happy New Year!!
Thank you for continuing to read Brass and Ivory. I'm appreciative of your patronage, friendship, and support. Here's to 2009!!


  1. That's quite a healthy resume of work! Kudos and cheers for a bright 2009...

    Linda D. in Seattle

  2. Lisa,
    Have a happy and healthy 2009!