And so the work week is over and that can only mean one thing - time to do something else. In our case, we look forward to reading a book, spending time with our short people and listening to music. We also have the rake and shovel handy. You never know.
Meanwhile, we chatted the other day with Kate Petersen, who writes for the PostScript blog run by the Prescription Project. She asked a few questions about us and what life is like running this site. So, we thought we would share the results. Consider it weekend reading. Enjoy....
When I spoke with him last week, Ed Silverman was in transit, taking the train into midtown for a meeting. I asked Silverman, the man behind the pharmaceutical news megablog Pharmalot, if he usually blogs on the train, and he said yes, when the signal permits â€“ and then admitted heâ€™s been known to take his laptop with him to the hospital.
PostScript: Before being editor for Pharmalot, you were a reporter for the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. Was pharma your first beat? Your dream beat? How did you get here?
Pharmalot: I was at New York Newsday until it closed in 1995, and then I went over to the Star-Ledger. Iâ€™ve been a business journalist my whole life, so when I got to the Star-Ledger, I was assigned the pharma beat, and I did that ten solid years, part of the time covering it all on my own, part of it with someone else. I got a great education, covered all sorts of things.... [please continue here]