These features aren't actually that new. They've been on Orange Book Blog for months--and you may have noticed or even used them. But I never really drew attention to them, and I think they're useful so I wanted to do that now.
- "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites": Until today, this was called "Pharma Patent News Search", it appeared below the "Categories" in the right-hand column, and it searched only half as many sites. I renamed it today, moved it up toward the top, and added sixteen more sites to it. "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites" is a Google Custom Search box, like "Search This Site". But unlike "Search This Site," which searches only Orange Book Blog for the text you enter in the box, "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites" searches 32 of the best blogs and websites that report pharmaceutical and/or patent news. I'll update the custom search and adjust the number of sites searched from time to time.
- "Calendar": In the left-hand column, I've listed (and included hyperlinks for) all the upcoming conferences with which Orange Book Blog has a media partnership. By the way, no one makes any money off the partnerships (at least directly). It's just a mutual publicity arrangement.
- "Older Archives": TypePad (the blogging software) lists only ten months of archives. In case that's not enough, I added a link to all the Orange Book Blog archives--going back to May 2006, when I started the blog. The link appears directly under the "Archives" in the right-hand column.
I'm always looking for ways to improve Orange Book Blog. If you have any suggestions, please send me an e-mail. Thanks again for reading.