Investor confidence in drug manufacturers is down, with companies creating fewer new drugs. Larry takes a look at the loss in confidence in America's major drug companies and asks if they deserve the bad rap that many people give them. Joining Larry are Jeff Trewhitt, spokesperson for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America www.phrma.org, Bill Comanor, professor of Economics at UCSB and Director of the UCLA Research Program in Pharmaceutical Economics, and Jamie Court, Executive Director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights www.consumerwatchdog.org.
The Hollywood club scene is booming, with new venues popping up all over town. Larry speaks with Chris Breed, restaurateur and owner of The Sunset Room and The Pig and Whistle, and Kevin Wilkerson, roving columnist for www.pubclub.com.