New York state filed civil charges accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.

Fernando Fernandez, Managing Director of FCB Health Network’s BX – Brand Experience Design Group, talked to Med Ad News about how COVID-19 has changed the way people interact with brands, how branding innovations such as audio and motion identities are making their way to pharma, and other topics.

Bryen Pittner, a Strategic Planner for FCB Health New York, discusses how healthcare brands can reach patients meaningfully at three key touchpoints in a simple transactional journey.

According to a new study by Worldwide Partners, the effect that Covid-19 is having on digital health adoption is set to be transformative. The survey that was conducted shows technology is playing a crucial and growing role in mitigating the healthcare crisis, especially via telehealth.

COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of healthcare as we know it. Pharmaceutical commercial organizations must quickly adapt to the present while simultaneously planning for a dramatically different future.

The COVID-19 global pandemic, overcrowding of hospitals, the highly contagious virus affecting healthcare professionals and unrelated illnesses has led to a more than 1,000 percent increase of telemed application downloads and memberships. Is this a paradigm shift?

According to a study released by Infogroup, a provider of data and data-driven intelligence solutions, four in five consumers say they are more concerned about privacy than they used to be – a tendency marketers ought to keep in mind.

French healthcare company Sanofi and U.S. start-up technology company Luminostics said they were joining up to work on developing a smartphone-based self-testing solution to see if someone has the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In a competitive market, brands rely on their reputations to give them an edge. However, these reputations are built on perceptions — and because it’s up to consumers to develop their own perceptions, brands may feel as though they have less control in developing lasting loyalty. This is especially true in the pharmaceutical industry due to where pharmaceutical manufacturers reside within healthcare’s value chain. In the patient-doctor relationship, pharmaceutical companies are the left-out third wheel.

An advertising campaign called “Spread Facts, Not Fear” encourages safe habits and point people to the experts regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.