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New leader for Fingerpaint NY office

  After 13 years with McCann, Bill McEllen has become the leader of Fingerpaint’s expanding New York office. Executives say the news is a major win for the agency as McEllen brings more than 20 years of experience in client-side sales, marketing and advertising, as well as an innate ability to combine corporate objectives with […]

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CDM, Digitas Health leaders chosen as Lions Health judges

The CDM Group’s Josh Prince will lead the Health & Wellness jury at Lions Health, Cannes Lions’ specialist event, while Publicis Healthcare’s Alexandra (Alex) von Plato will head up the Pharma jury. Lions Health is a two-day specialist event taking place June 18 and 19 of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 18 […]

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A shop for all seasons

Why pharma agencies need cross-functional capabilities to survive

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Medicine Avenue: People On The Move

Intouch Solutions has promoted three people in its Overland Park, Kansas office, and five people in its New York City office.

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New leader for Avanir: Rohan Palekar named president, CEO

  Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appointed Rohan Palekar as president and CEO. Palekar joined Avanir in March 2012 as senior VP and chief commercial officer, and was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in March 2015. Mr. Palekar replaces Keith A. Katkin, who served as president and CEO since March 2007 and […]

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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals appoints new CEO

  Mary Szela has been made CEO of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Szela is also now a member of Aegerion’s board of directors. Executives say Szela brings 27 years of progressive leadership experience to Aegerion as well as valuable expertise building global billion-dollar brands, such as Humira, and advancing pipeline products in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical […]

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People On The Move

Yutaka Niihara, M.D., MPH, has been reapppointed CEO of Emmaus Life Sciences Inc. Dr. Niihara is co-founder and chairman of the company. Emmaus Life Sciences is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments and therapies for rare and orphan diseases.

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Gates-sponsored mobile health effort launches in India

On January 15, the Government of India launched a nationwide mobile health program designed to train community health workers and to directly reach millions of women within three years. The program is powered by MOTECH, a mobile health technology developed by Grameen Foundation, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Until now, mHealth […]

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CVS specialty program drives adherence

New research published by the CVS Health Research Institute showed a significant improvement in adherence to specialty medications for patients enrolled in a pilot study evaluating Specialty Connect, CVS Health’s specialty prescription services program. New patients enrolled in the pilot were 17.5 percent more likely to pick up their first refill and existing specialty patients […]

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