On World Mental Health Day (October 10), medical health charity You Okay, Doc? and health communications agency VMLY&Rx pledge their support to physicians worldwide, calling for more awareness and support for the mental health of doctors.

Why aren’t more people getting vaccinated? The answer comes down to a lack of trust, according to the COVID States Project, the largest ongoing national survey tracking people’s opinions and behaviors during the pandemic.

In a survey released by oncology data leader COTA, half of the respondents pointed to “Operation Warp Speed” for the Covid-19 pandemic as the seed of their belief that cancer treatments can and should be moving forward faster.

As the work force returns to the office, life science companies are having to take their stance on vaccine policy. Some have chosen a strict mandate, others a mandate with options, and others have yet to issue an edict.

Stephanie Hoeler – SVP, Experience Strategy at TBWA\WorldHealth – explores how the world of medicine should begin to break the binary and the potential leadership role pharma companies, healthcare advertising agencies, and HCPs can take.

Biogen reportedly withdrew a paper that analyzed data from the clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm that the company submitted to JAMA after the medical journal requested edits before publication.

Traditional management tools have proven to be ineffective at managing costs for oncology drugs, leading to a hands-off management approach in the United States. But a recent survey from Two Labs – including 25 Pharmacy Directors and Medical Directors at US insurance companies representing 112.5 million covered lives – shows that the situation might be changing. The survey aimed to gather insight about what the industry looks like with increased levels of care management by covering traditional management tools, oncology-specific tools, systemic management tools and shifting risk, value frameworks, and pathways of care.

Younger adults are seeking out Covid-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on June 21.

U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on May 28.

Pfizer and BioNTech on March 31 announced data from a Phase III study which showed 100 percent efficacy and robust antibody responses in patients ages 12-15 years old who received the BNT162b2 vaccine.