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Why Novartis' Shah-Mehta chose a career in pharma sales

Why Novartis' Shah-Mehta chose a career in pharma sales

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The executive director of oncology marketing is fascinated by the resilience of the human body.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 26, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 26, 2017

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FDA presents ideas to tackle drug prices; patients aware of side effects more likely to report them; scientists use Apple's Research Kit for clinical purposes

Alexion hires new chief commercial officer

Alexion hires new chief commercial officer

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Brian Goff is expected to replace Carsten Thiel in June. The drugmaker said Tuesday that Thiel along with several other execs would be leaving the firm.

The class of 2017 wants it all: Work-life balance and a well-paid future

The class of 2017 wants it all: Work-life balance and a well-paid future

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Recent grads aren't afraid to voice their expectations, and agencies are responding with new programs and policies.

Califf joins Verily, to help the firm address the needs of doctors

Califf joins Verily, to help the firm address the needs of doctors

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Robert Califf stepped down from his role as FDA commissioner in January.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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FDA requires boxed warning for J&J's Invokana; Amazon to reportedly hire GM to enter pharmacy industry; WannCry ransomware affects some health organizations

Mother New York fills resume gaps with 'The Pregnancy Pause'

Mother New York fills resume gaps with 'The Pregnancy Pause'

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For Mother's Day, the agency gives job-hunters a way to proudly display maternity leave as a full-time job.

Who Needs a Gold Watch, Anyway?

Who Needs a Gold Watch, Anyway?

Perhaps we should always bear in mind the need to periodically reinvigorate and reshape our careers.

J&J's Joaquin Duato: Diversity is 'essential'

J&J's Joaquin Duato: Diversity is 'essential'

Under Duato, the leadership team for Johnson & Johnson's pharma group includes six women. "We don't just talk about it," he says.

Klick Health appoints FCB veteran as chief medical officer

Klick Health appoints FCB veteran as chief medical officer

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Holly Henry, previously chief medical officer at FCB Health, will oversee medical strategy in the newly created role.

Purdue Pharma hires new VP of public affairs, communications

Purdue Pharma hires new VP of public affairs, communications

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Josephine Martin was previously EVP of public affairs at PhRMA.

MM&M names winners of Young Jurists program

MM&M names winners of Young Jurists program

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Meet Medela's Katie Busse, Intouch Solutions' Andrew Grojean, Heartbeat's Meghan Kate, Fingerpaint's Travis Rooke, and Havas Life Metro's Dan Sorine.

Analysis: Gender, racial diversity among CMOs shows little sign of progress

Analysis: Gender, racial diversity among CMOs shows little sign of progress

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Several of the top-spending brands have never hired more than one female or non-white marketing boss, and some never have.

Quitting Your Job: Dramatic Exit or Inappropriate?

Quitting Your Job: Dramatic Exit or Inappropriate?

Apologies to Paul Simon, but there must be 50 ways to leave your employer.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, April 3, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, April 3, 2017

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Opdivo/Yervoy combination shows improved survival for melanoma patients in trial; global immunotherapy market likely to reach $75 billion by 2022; Mylan expands EpiPen recall

Drummy passes the torch at Heartbeat, moves to chairman role

Drummy passes the torch at Heartbeat, moves to chairman role

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Agency vets Nadine Leonard and James Talerico to co-lead Publicis-owned shop.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, March 27, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, March 27, 2017

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Alexion names former Baxalta head as CEO; U.S. dollar drops after AHCA-fail; EMA advises suspension of 300 generic drugs by Indian drugmaker

P&G exec who led Always #LikeAGirl campaign moves to comms leadership role at Novartis

P&G exec who led Always #LikeAGirl campaign moves to comms leadership role at Novartis

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P&G's Mark Chakravarty has joined pharma giant Novartis in a senior role.

What five different pharma marketing careers look like

What five different pharma marketing careers look like

Five highly placed insiders in a range of roles and therapeutic categories share secrets to their success and advice that served them well along the way.

Healthgrades' Eric Jensen on providing quality of life

Healthgrades' Eric Jensen on providing quality of life

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Healthcare is sometimes about life or death, but is almost always about quality of life, says the EVP of health system products and strategy.

Roundtable: How healthcare agencies can retain and attract A-list talent

Roundtable: How healthcare agencies can retain and attract A-list talent

Seven execs from A-list agencies weigh in on talent acquisition and retention.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Ten drugmakers seek to exclude pricing information from proxy ballots; roughly 85% of patient advocacy groups get industry funding; Juno halts lead CAR-T project

Deloitte taps Havas Lynx's Mickelberg as MD

Deloitte taps Havas Lynx's Mickelberg as MD

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Dennis Urbaniak has also been named chief digital officer at Havas Lynx.

Industry hires and promotions: February 2017

Industry hires and promotions: February 2017

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Novo Nordisk appoints new CEO, and more people moves for you to know about

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, February 6, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, February 6, 2017

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Novo Nordisk CEO describes 'volatile' pricing environment; Lilly to cut 200 research and development jobs; pharma opts out of Super Bowl this year

BreathResearch's Nirinjan Yee on being a female entrepreneur

BreathResearch's Nirinjan Yee on being a female entrepreneur

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A bout with Lyme disease led Yee to found a company that helps patients measure and track their breathing patterns.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 20, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 20, 2017

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Pharma among top sponsors of Trump inauguration parties; AstraZeneca exec to replace GSK president of global pharmaceuticals; EpiPen rival to relaunch

Wunderman Health taps former Merkle exec as SVP of strategy and analytics

Wunderman Health taps former Merkle exec as SVP of strategy and analytics

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Deborah Furey will lead the agency's pilot of a new personalized marketing offering.

MM&M opens nominations for Hall of Femme

MM&M opens nominations for Hall of Femme

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MM&M last year named its inaugural class of 16 Femmes and 20 Women to Watch. Who should be considered for this year's list of breakthough women?

Women, Sometimes Too Risk-Averse, Should Instead Focus on Possibility

Women, Sometimes Too Risk-Averse, Should Instead Focus on Possibility

Think back on your career. Did you take the "riskier" assignments?