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Ed Silverman and Pharmalot Join Forces With Med Ad News and PharmaLive

NEWTOWN, Pa., April 22, 2010 – Today, Canon Communications announced Ed Silverman and Pharmalot joined forces with Med Ad News and PharmaLive to complete our suite of web products. As the founding member of Pharmalot, Ed will join Canon Communications next month as Editor-at-Large for R&D Directions and Med Ad News, and Editor of Pharmalot. In this role, Ed will continue to provide the pharmaceutical community the same great insights, updates, and views on the pharma industry.

Ed Silverman brings over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical journalism for the Star-Ledger of New Jersey, New York Newsday and most recently Elsevier. He holds a Master’s in journalism from New York University and a BA in accounting from Binghamton University.

“We’re pleased to partner with Ed and Pharmalot to establish Canon’s brand platform as the leading source for news and insights in the pharmaceutical industry. We look forward to continuing to develop great products and taking it to a new level” said Patricia Spinner, Sr. Group Publisher, Pharmaceutical Media Group.

Look for continued insights into the industry and expanded assets. For more information, contact Patricia Spinner at

About Med Ad News
The pharmaceutical industry’s publication of record for more than 25 years, Med Ad News provides broad coverage and incisive analysis of the issues, events, trends, and strategies shaping pharmaceutical business, marketing, and sales. More than 16,500 readers – comprising corporate executives, marketing, sales, and product managers – receive Med Ad News 12 times per year. Med Ad News is a publication of Canon Communications Pharmaceutical Media Group.

About PharmaLive is the premier online resource for extensive pharmaceutical industry content. provides coverage on pharmaceutical industry news, events, trends, marketing, sales, research and development and drugs in the pipeline. Our audience is comprised of pharmaceutical professionals who rely on our website for their daily industry news and exclusive industry insight from our editors.

About Canon Communications
Canon Communications is a provider of business and marketing information to the $500 billion worldwide pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical media group publishes well-established business magazines, including Med Ad News, R&D Directions, and Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News as well as the industry Website The Canon Communications corporate mission is to be a leading provider of business, marketing, and clinical-research information to the pharmaceutical industry.

Patricia Spinner
Sr. Group Publisher
Canon Communications
828A Newtown-Yardley Road, Suite A
Newtown, PA 18940
Tel: (215) 944-9824 or (973) 808-1250

Posted: April 2010