Bruce Lehman, one of the longest-serving CEOs in the medical agency world, will retire at year's end, agency officials confirmed, spurring new leadership at the firm he co-founded in 1978, LehmanMillet.
Mc|K Healthcare, in the midst of overhauling its creative vision, said it resigned its largest account, UCB's $176-million Neupro Parkinson's patch.
An agency bellwether, PHCG is hoping to return to growth after a tame 2012, its CEO said this week.
Interpublic's McCann HumanCare and Casanova Pendrill hope to sell pharmas on deeper engagement with Hispanic audiences through a joint venture dubbed HumanCareHSP
LifeScan's new glucose monitor gets an FDA green light; Havas Health merges two London shops and refreshes H4B branding
Medical agency Wishbone was acquired years ago, but the leadership team behind the shop is coming out of retirement with a new venture, dubbed Calcium.
Dorothy Gemmell, who headed sales and sales operations at the portal, will take the reins at Havas Life New York.
Sobi and Savient Pharmaceuticals inked a co-promote agreement for RA drug Kineret in the US.
InVentiv is merging two of its digital agencies into two full-service shops: GSW, Fueled by Blue Diesel and Ignite + Palio.
Draftfcb Healthcare is filling out its global footprint through an alliance with Argon Network, a coalition of 22 indie agencies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is retooling its media offering, placing media talent at each of its shops and creating a centralized media hub for execution.
Havas is merging two digital shops, Euro RSCG Life 4D and Creative Lynx, to form Havas Lynx, a transatlantic full service group that will serve as a mini-network alongside Havas Life and Health4Brands.
Adrian Sansone is taking over the managing director's seat at Publicis Lifebrands Medicus, and is tasked with changing the way the HCP agency operates.
Harte-Hanks, the direct marketing giant, is looking to break off a piece of the burgeoning health and wellness market with the launch of True Health + Wellness.
Draftfcb Healthcare has bought Tarrytown, NY-based drug marketing shop Hudson Global. The eight-year-old agency will continue to operate out of Tarrytown under its own name and will be led by cofounders CEO/president Robert Blink and EVP Jason Goldklang.
WebMD names a Publicis alum EVP consumer services, Pfizer teams with Mylan in Japan and GlaxoSmithKline kicks off Phase III trials of its RA drug.
Dudnyk bought San Francisco-based Stratagem, expanding its West Coast presence and adding medical-device marketing expertise, the agency said.
The promotion of Ane Jones to president is the latest management change at the Omnicom specialty agency and its bigger sibling, Harrison & Star.
Double Helix, a healthcare consultancy that operates across three continents, was bought by Interpublic Group's McCann Health, the network said Monday.
McCann Healthcare Worldwide changed its name to McCann Health, and five of its six US agencies rebranded to align more closely with their parent, the network said today.
Havas is adding a big European digital shop to its Havas Worldwide Health network of healthcare agencies.
Saatchi & Saatchi Innovations, Publicis' Pennsylvania-based outpost servicing specialty pharma, is rebranding as Saatchi Science.
Publicis Groupe is expanding its footprint in China, having acquired the healthcare communications agency U-Link Solutions Co. Ltd.
GSW Worldwide co-founder Bob Gerbig, an entrepreneurial account director who left Abbott to launch the Ohio-based agency powerhouse in 1977, has died at 66.
The Medical Advertising Hall of Fame announced its 2012 inductees: Medical Economics' Charles Daly, Sudler & Hennessey creative great Ernest Smith and LLNS co-founder Al Nickel.
David Kramer, who co-founded the agency now known as Digitas Health in 1988 and led the shop through two mergers and a recent reorganization, announced that he will leave the company at year's end.
McCann Healthcare Worldwide launched McCann Global Health, a new consumer comms shop that will make a play for the public health education space, doing large scale disease education in the US and globally.
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group named Anders Ekman managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications New York, the flagship professional healthcare agency of the Saatchi brand.
He takes a very direct approach to the pursuit of prostate health. He's Branko the Prostate Czech, and he's been wielding his latex glove to raise awareness during September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Wishbone founder Steve Michaelson and chief strategy officer Judy Capano retired last month as the shop was absorbed into Rosetta, which acquired the agency in 2009 and was, in turn, snapped up by Publicis.
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