to Ed Silverman, reporter-king of the Pharmalot blog, who signed off today after two years writing the heard-it-here-first pharma industry blog.  Even though Pharmalot, Ed’s own invention and masterwork, was an exemplar of how the news business could adapt and thrive in the Web Age, the blog was still tied financially to the traditional, tanking newspaper business – and if we’d known, we would have personally taken out a whole lot more classified ads in the Star-Ledger than we did.

Thanks Ed – you’ve been an irreplaceable resource for information, perspective, and wit, and we’ll all be scrambling to pick up the slack left in the pharma-rope.

To read our interview with Ed after Pharmalot’s first birthday, go here.

And for his very own goodbye: