By John Kamp New legislation to spur medical innovation through new authorities for FDA and NIH is creating a lot of buzz in the Washington medical community, most of it very good. Indeed, even with outgoing FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s March 30 note of caution that regulatory innovation requires increased staff and other resources, the passage […]
Med Ad News revealed the nominees for the 30th Annual Manny Awards and named Calcium’s Steven Michaelson and Judy Capano as the 2019 Industry Persons of the Year.
Artificial intelligence generated plenty of chatter amongst the pharma marketing intelligentsia in 2018. Will 2019 be the year when the industry fully embraces it as more than just a tactic?
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) announced the 2019 Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor and STAR award honorees.
For the 11th year, Med Ad News selected new Pharmaceutical Marketing Ventures to Watch that could change the way pharmaceutical products are marketed and sold.
Pharma continues to lag behind the consumer space in the use of mobile marketing technologies, but the steady advance of consumer tech giants Google and Amazon into the healthcare space means that the industry will have to adapt the tools of AI, voice and chatbots into their marketing, just as their consumer brethren already have.
Intouch Solutions’ Sean Hartigan and Heartbeat’s David Sakadelis say their pharma clients are skittish about the use of chatbots and AI, with an understanding of these technologies more influenced by the grim future of Skynet in the “Terminator” movie franchise rather than the reality of where AI is right now.
In the initial excitement over the possibilities of mobile marketing, pharma rushed to create its own apps. And then these apps languished.
Med Ad News spoke with Gene Fitzpatrick, senior VP of engagement strategy for Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, about the future of augmented and virtual reality in healthcare marketing.
Lions Health is a dedicated two-day event held annually within Cannes Lions in France. Lions Health is billed as the only place in the world to experience talks from leading pharmaceutical, healthcare, wellness, biotechnology and medical marketing practitioners. Event management says Lions Health is built to deliver the insights, ideas, tools and techniques that lead to life-changing outcomes.
Pharma marketers must listen to their customers and find ways to smooth the patient journey if they are to create effective customer experiences and create loyalty beyond the first prescription.
A recent study of DTC advertising appearing in the Journal of General Internal Medicine concluded that few broadcast ads are compliant with FDA’s guidelines. The reality, though, might not be so cut and dried.
While many of us from blue states and urban bubbles fret over some of the actions of President Donald Trump, it’s good to take a clear-eyed view of whether or not Trump and this administration has been good for the medical marketing industries. Moreover, it’s useful to consider how a “blue wave” in the midterm elections might change the dynamic.
Let’s have a peek in the crystal ball 10 years into the future. What will agencies look like then? What will the marketplace look like?
2017 was a very good year for many of the agencies profiled in this annual directory featuring the leading healthcare communications agencies. Some reported individual setbacks, but they were still able to overcome these. As a wave of new drugs and biologics hit the market, several of the top healthcare agencies supported their launches.
Med Ad News – the leading pharmaceutical business and marketing publication – reveals the winners for the 2018 Manny Awards, celebrating the healthcare communications industry.
On April 19th, Sharon Callahan is being recognized at the 29th annual Manny Awards as Med Ad News’ Industry Person of the Year.
The names of the tools may be changing, but the goal for brand managers remains the same in 2018: getting as close as possible to real patients and their needs.
Med Ad News asked its sources what are some of the key industry trends for 2018.
It’s not a new trend. For years, there has been massive speculation on the many ways Amazon could be getting into healthcare. But if you look past the hype, beyond Amazon’s theoretical intentions, and focus more closely on today’s consumer, there is a colossal healthcare trend underway even without Amazon getting in on the game. One can learn a lot from the trend of Amazon’s influence on the business of doing business. So let’s take a closer look …
According to the consultants at PwC, the top health industry issues of 2018 will be …
Robert Leverte Jr. was honored by the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame as its 2018 inductee on February 8 at a black-tie event at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Leverte’s prolific career has included founding ERS – an in-house ad agency at ER Squibb – co-founding Ruvane-Leverte advertising, serving as chairman at Bozell Jacobs Medical Group, and operating as CEO of the Leverte Companies.
As the waistline of Americans has increased, so has the incidence of Type 2 diabetes. Startling data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that that prevalence of this disease, which is directly related to obesity, now exceeds 9% in the adult population. It was less than half that rate in 1996. Furthermore, there doesn’t […]
Two diabetes drugs survived a meeting of the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee on Tuesday. Rejecting recommendations from critics that the drugs should either be withdrawn or get new restrictions on use, the committee voted against any harsh measures, recommending only that information from two neutral clinical trials with the drugs be added to the drugs’ labels. […]
WALTHAM, Mass. & SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has received market authorization from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to offer its Genetic Screening Processor® (GSP) instrument and GSP Neonatal hTSH reagent kit. The GSP is a […]
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. Reuters/Phil Noble (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc’s diabetes drug Onglyza and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s rival product Nesina should carry information about the risk of heart failure, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. Heart […]
U.S. Solicitor General Intervenes Against Johnson & Johnson in DECN’s Long Running Patent Battle Over GenStrip 50
Interventions by the Solicitor’s Office to Protect the Rights of a Corporation Are Rare LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – Decision Diagnostics Corp. (OTC PINK: DECN), the manufacturer, quality plan administrator and the exclusive worldwide sales, service and regulatory processes agent for the popular GenStrip™ 50, the FDA cleared Green Alternative Strip, specifically […]
Matthew West spent 14 years at McCann RCW as VP/chief talent officer; now West is a director of AdvicePersonnel, a boutique recruitment company, where he specializes in finding talent for healthcare advertisingagencies. In an industry where every agency president says good talent is difficult to find, West has someinsights about where to find it and […]
Traditional channels remain the dominant form of HCP interaction in 13 major pharmaceutical markets, according to research by Cegedim Strategic Data. The company’s Global Promotion Audits showed varying levels of digital penetration across major markets – led by 34 percent in Japan and 24 percent in the United States – but in all cases the […]
There are at least 40,000 practicing hospitalists in the United States, and though these physicians are elusive, their ranks are growing By Kristin Scott, Society of Hospital Medicine Back in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, pharmaceutical representatives with hospital accounts were considered “specialty” representatives and had responsibilities for talking to medical students, […]
SalesandMarketing Measuring campaign ROI in the age of tapestry marketing By Chris Nelson Ever been to a brand campaign case study presentation at one of those big-name health care marketing conferences? You know, where the brand manager and agency lead get up in front of the audience and show off their brilliant new TV/digital/mobile/social/(insert medium […]