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Canon Communications buys Pharmalot

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Los Angeles—Canon Communications announced last week that it has acquired Pharmalot, a blog focused on the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot’s founder, Ed Silverman, will join Canon as an editor at large in the company's pharmaceutical media group, which includes MedAd News and R&D Directions.

Silverman will continue as Pharmalot’s editor. He formerly worked for “The Pink Sheet,” a pharmaceutical industry newsletter, the Star-Ledger, New York Newsday and Investors Business Daily.

“Ed is an original voice within the pharmaceutical industry, with an outstanding career as a journalist covering the major issues affecting the industry’s growth,” Patricia Spinner, Canon’s senior group publisher in the pharmaceutical media group, said in a statement. “He is also a great addition to our digital media team, and we look forward to working with Ed as we continue to expand our digital offerings across all of the industries we serve.”

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