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Med Ad News – the leading pharmaceutical business and marketing publication – unveiled the winners of the 2020 Manny Awards, celebrating the best in the healthcare communications industry. The 31st anniversary of the black-tie gala event was held virtually on June 18 with more than 1,000 viewers. Manny Award statues were presented throughout the evening to healthcare agencies and networks achieving excellence across 29 categories. View the 2020 Virtual Manny Awards OnDemand.

McCann Health Global CEO John Cahill was recognized as the 2020 Industry Person of the Year at the Med Ad News 2020 Virtual Manny Awards on June 18th. Under John Cahill’s leadership, McCann Health has emerged as one of the world’s leading professional and consumer health communications networks, continuing last year to take major strides worldwide in its three core pillars of creativity, science, and strategy.

Scientists, researchers, health officials, regulatory agencies, governments, businesses, universities, and many others across the globe are searching for ways to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

While the healthcare industry looks for ways to combat COVID-19, the beat goes on for drug manufacturers to continue developing and seeking marketing approval for medicines to treat many diseases and conditions. Here is a look at some of the most notable U.S. new drug approvals from Jan. 1 through April 17, 2020.

As pharma companies bolster their pipelines via multibillion-dollar acquisitions, drug manufacturers continue to heavily invest in the oncology space.

The Medical Advertising Hall of Fame honored 2019 inductees Carol DiSanto and Charlene Prounis on Feb. 7th at The Pierre in New York City.

The threatened “pharma marketing tax” may be back in play during 2019, at both the federal and state levels.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering proposing a plan that has many moving parts, one of which could potentially take the price that Medicare pays out to providers for Medicare Part B drugs and turn it on its head.

The talent and tenacity of immigrants can help drive the life sciences industry into the future, if we have the will and the wisdom to encourage it.

In seeking innovative players that could change pharma and healthcare, Med Ad News found the developer of an app that helps people determine what illnesses are in their neighborhoods; the creator of a wearable injector that allows patients on biologics to receive these drugs outside the clinic; and a designer of a deep learning network aimed at giving pharma and healthcare companies a handle on their data.