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Legal/Regulatory 21st Century Cures bill advances to House floor

21st Century Cures bill advances to House floor

The legislation would allow drugmakers to share economic information with payers beyond what is included on the FDA-approved label.

Pharmaceutical

OPDP finds fault with Rapaflo website

The FDA's advertising division said images and copy for the BPH drug Rapaflo are misleading.

Digital UCLA looks to Twitter for health trends

UCLA looks to Twitter for health trends

Researchers say Twitter could provide critical insight into health needs for hard-to-reach groups.

Pharmaceutical Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 21

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 21

CVS will buy institutional pharmacy Omnicare in a $12.7-billion deal; ProPublica says the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline failed to protect patients from misusing Advair; Regeneron and Sanofi expect to file RA drug sarilumab with the FDA in the fourth quarter of this year

Features Pharma and Self-Perception: Knights, Knaves or Pawns?

Pharma and Self-Perception: Knights, Knaves or Pawns?

Even the industry's sunniest personalities don't deny that pharma has an image problem among outside constituencies, with an unfortunately high percentage of observers believing the biz is first and foremost about profits. Sachin Jain dives deep on this and other perceptions—accurate and otherwise—about the industry and its marketing machinery

Agency Giant names Gold as CEO, adds CFO

Giant names Gold as CEO, adds CFO

The West Coast independent agency redefined its leadership team with the appointments of founding principal Steven Gold as CEO and Jeff Nemy as CFO.

Pharmaceutical

Banner triggers OPDP letter to Oak Pharmaceuticals

The FDA's bad-ad group said the banner they saw at a professional conference was misleading.

Legal/Regulatory Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 20

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 20

FDA official says DTC risk claims are a waste of time; one analyst believes Afrezza could turn around sluggish sales; J&J inks billion-dollar deal to commercialize HCV drugs

Agency Centron scuttles HealthStar name, sells LehmanMillet

Centron scuttles HealthStar name, sells LehmanMillet

The new Centron includes renamed medical education, public relations and market access divisions.

Pharmaceutical Torres: Career challenges prepared her to take reins at McNeil

Torres: Career challenges prepared her to take reins at McNeil

McNeil Consumer Healthcare president Denice Torres was named woman of the year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.