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Partner Forum: Is data the key to trial recruitment?

LabCorp's purchase of CRO Covance promises to open access to LabCorp's patient database for trial recruiting. Can this help resolve problems like the disparity of female representation and scarcity of subjects for studies?

Features CROs: Trial Blazing

CROs: Trial Blazing

Running clinical trials remains one of Big Pharma's biggest headaches. But thanks to canny use of social media, gamification techniques and even text messages, CROs have revitalized and revolutionized the process. Barbara Peck explains

Features Data Management: Brace for the Breach

Data Management: Brace for the Breach

The specter of a massive hack is haunting the healthcare industry. As it turns out, that might not necessarily be a bad thing for everyone involved. Sarah Mahoney explains

Features The Pipeline Report 2015: Dream Drugs

The Pipeline Report 2015: Dream Drugs

These 16 sprouts, from a field of 156, are looking up. With more nurturing, their buds could blossom. Marc Iskowitz reports

Features Outlook 2015: Street Science

Outlook 2015: Street Science

Buoyed by unprecedented success in hepatitis C, the biotech and pharma sectors had a strong 2014. And to hear ace Evercore ISI analyst Dr. Mark Schoenebaum tell it, everything's in place for growth in 2015 and beyond. Here, he takes both a look back and a look forward

Features Outlook 2015: The Tax Man Cometh

Outlook 2015: The Tax Man Cometh

For years, Congress has batted around the possibility of tax reform—and with it, the reduction or elimination of the tax deduction for marketing expenses. Could 2015 be the year that reform comes to pass? Larry Dobrow attempts to answer this and other pressing policy questions

Features Programmatic buying stands to disrupt healthcare marketing

Programmatic buying stands to disrupt healthcare marketing

Programmatic ad buying hasn't exactly taken over the industry, but its approach has precipitated a paradigm shift, media experts say.

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Read the complete December 2014 Digital Edition

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Features Headliner: Pharma vet charts consultancy course

Headliner: Pharma vet charts consultancy course

Dennis Urbaniak, managing director, Accenture Life Sciences

Features Read the complete November 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete November 2014 Digital Edition

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Is guidance stifling social media?

Recent FDA draft guidance was meant to help companies create FDA-compliant tweets and handle third-party misinformation on the web. What other obstacles lie in the path of effective social media use?

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Point of Care and Engaging HCPs (November 2014)

A monthly showcase of companies offering expertise, experience and services within specific areas of the industry.

Features Leadership Exchange: Engaging the Digital Natives

Leadership Exchange: Engaging the Digital Natives

Striking the right tone in health communications with digital-savvy Millennials is tricky. Marc Iskowitz asks seven experts for some of the keys to facilitating that conversation

Features Therapeutic Focus 2014: Neurology

Therapeutic Focus 2014: Neurology

New therapies are shaking up MS and insomnia, while the slow pace of progress in Alzheimer's continues to frustrate patients and physicians alike. Welcome to neurology, where, Joe Dysart reports, treatment breakthroughs in certain areas are counteracted by setbacks in others

Features Cloud Marketing: Cloud Power

Cloud Marketing: Cloud Power

For all the talk about "the cloud," it promises most players in the pharma loop—sales and marketing execs, R&D teams and even the FDA—a better and faster way of doing business. Sarah Mahoney reports on how "the cloud" has become much more than a buzzword, and on what's inhibiting adoption

Features Point of Care: Ready to Wear

Point of Care: Ready to Wear

For the last few years, technology companies have been far more bullish about the potential of wearable health devices than healthcare organizations, never mind the consumers who were supposedly so eager to embrace them. New research, however, reveals that wearables may finally be catching on. Parks Associates' Harry Wang explains

Features Informed Targeting: Target Practice

Informed Targeting: Target Practice

As traditional saturation detailing and speaker programs lose ground, the advent of big data and analytics is letting pharma companies reach prized prescribers through new techniques like informed targeting and dynamic marketing. ZS Associates' Pratap Khedkar and Malcolm Sturgis explain

Features Engaging HCPs: Inhospitable

Engaging HCPs: Inhospitable

Hospitals used to be much more welcoming to pharma sales reps than they are today. Larry Dobrow looks at how the rise of the hospitalist has changed the game plan for getting the word out about products

Features Read the complete October 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete October 2014 Digital Edition

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Has risk information run rampant?

In an era when many patients prefer a conversation over a commercial, and as the FDA considers revisions to the "brief summary," how much risk information is necessary in DTC ads and why?

Features A court battle to crack "use codes"

A court battle to crack "use codes"

Hospira is taking to the courts to fight off generic threats to its hospital sedation drug Precedex

Features Therapeutic Focus 2014: Vaccines

Therapeutic Focus 2014: Vaccines

The anti-vaccination movement continues to make noise, but the Ebola scare has highlighted the role vaccines play in controlling diseases—and saving lives. Joe Dysart looks at the implications of the quest for an anti-Ebola vaccine, as well as the corporate shakeup in the vaccine sector.

Features Career Paths: The Climb

Career Paths: The Climb

As these eight pharma execs tell Larry Dobrow, achieving long-term success takes learning, listening, adapting and connecting with colleagues

Features Career & Salary Survey: In Check

Career & Salary Survey: In Check

Salaries are down,the industry gender gap persists and people have their eyes peeled for better gigs. But job satisfaction remains positive and, compared with other businesses, the pay isn't half-bad. James Chase attempts to make sense of the seeming contradictions

Features Headliner: HealthSpot's teleconnected CEO

Headliner: HealthSpot's teleconnected CEO

Steve Cashman, Founder and CEO, HealthSpot

Features FDA Social Media Guides Draw Industry, User Criticism

FDA Social Media Guides Draw Industry, User Criticism

Two FDA guidance documents on how health product manufacturers may participate in social media have each drawn criticism from affected industry and consumer groups.

Features Recruitment: The New Breed

Recruitment: The New Breed

What do healthcare agencies really want when it comes to potential employees? The answer to that question is in a constant state of flux, as technologies, clients' changing demands and the ever-expanding skill sets of a new generation of job seekers are transforming the rules of recruitment and hiring. Larry Dobrow reports

Features Read the complete September 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete September 2014 Digital Edition

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Are discounts cutting out co-pays?

GSK's decision to cut Advair's price spurred some PBMs to put it back on formulary. Will drugmaker discounts diminish the need for loyalty programs? How can these programs stay relevant beyond giving co-pay assistance?

Features Therapeutic Focus 2014: Women's Health

Therapeutic Focus 2014: Women's Health

To see what's new in the women's health market, it might be necessary to take a look back. The return of the IUD is just one comeback shaping the future of a field that has never been a stranger to controversy. Noah Pines reports on the latest developments in this space

Features Patient Education/ Marketing: Keeping Pace with Patients

Patient Education/ Marketing: Keeping Pace with Patients

Welcome to patient education circa 2014: With patient expectations at an all-time high, pharma marketers are struggling to keep up in the quest to make meaningful contact with tech-empowered audiences. But a few savvy companies seem to have cracked the communication code, moving to the forefront of this movement. Larry Dobrow reports

Features Journal Ad Review: Reality Bites

Journal Ad Review: Reality Bites

Print's numbers may be taking some small steps in the right direction, but data is what the industry really wants to sink its teeth into. Larry Dobrow reports on what 2014's slight uptick means in the context of an evolving media mix

Features Headliner: Proteus CEO takes an original path

Headliner: Proteus CEO takes an original path

Andrew Thompson, CEO, Proteus Digital Health

Features Leadership Exchange: How Do We Get Beyond the Pill?

Leadership Exchange: How Do We Get Beyond the Pill?

As its focus moves from manufacturing to service, pharma needs to partner with healthcare neophytes as well as established players. James Chase asks six experts to assess the risks and opportunities

Features FDA and off-label uses: a balancing act

FDA and off-label uses: a balancing act

FDA's current re-examination of its off-label promotion policies in light of the First Amendment is a delicate balancing act between its rock-solid traditional enforcement posture and a diverse new electronic communications environment.

Features Read the complete August 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete August 2014 Digital Edition

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Features Headliner: Galderma CEO confronts challenges

Headliner: Galderma CEO confronts challenges

Stuart Raetzman, CEO, Galderma Labs

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Can value vanquish payer pressure?

Pharma cites "payer pressure" as one of its biggest marketing challenges yet struggles to make the "value" case for products. How can it translate market-access awareness into reimbursement success?

Features MM&M Awards 2014: The Final Cut

MM&M Awards 2014: The Final Cut

More than 100 esteemed industry leaders and thinkers spent several hours discussing, reviewing and scoring around 700 entries to the MM&M Awards. Here are the results of their efforts—the 2014 finalists

Features Multichannel Marketing: At Your Service

Multichannel Marketing: At Your Service

Pharma is moving toward a broader treatment paradigm based on providing additional services for patients. Boris Kushkuley describes what the Pill+ model looks like, and how multichannel marketing can facilitate it

Features Therapeutic Focus 2014: Oncology

Therapeutic Focus 2014: Oncology

Immunotherapy is an emerging powerhouse in cancer treatment. Early gains being made in multiple tumor types provide a glimpse of the effectiveness of several agents and regimens. While longer follow-up is needed, the results have analysts talking about a big shift in the war on cancer. Joe Dysart reports

Features Marketing Research: A Question of Value

Marketing Research: A Question of Value

When assessing the value of breakthrough drugs, Health Economics & Outcomes Research can help generate the economic profile of a new therapy. Mohan Bala and Meghan Gallagher explain its use

Features Leadership Exchange: Thinking More Like a Patient

Leadership Exchange: Thinking More Like a Patient

A major information explosion is just the tip of the iceberg in the paradigm shift that is taking place between pharma, marketers and the patients that they serve. James Chase asks experts from across the patient-to-pharma spectrum how the industry can negotiate the new environment to successfully put patients first

Features Biotech Report: Ultra Man

Biotech Report: Ultra Man

Innovation is still valued in the orphan-drug space, but the reimbursement bar is rising. NPS Pharma's Eric Pauwels, who's launched five ultra-rare disease products, explains how these biotech brands can demonstrate their value. Marc Iskowitz reports

Features In sunny world of LASIK marketers, a dark underbelly

In sunny world of LASIK marketers, a dark underbelly

Last week, the former FDA branch chief who originally approved LASIK machines asked FDA to reconsider its denial last month of his petition to ban these devices.

Features Antidote: On Cystic Fibrosis treatments

Antidote: On Cystic Fibrosis treatments

Recent treatments in CF, including the inhaled antibiotic Tobramycin, have increased lifespan well into adulthood.

Features Leadership Exchange Uncut : The Agency-Client Relationship

Leadership Exchange Uncut : The Agency-Client Relationship

Click the above link to access MM&M's first Leadership Exchange Uncut e-book, "The Agency-Client Relationship"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: W2O Group

Top 100 Agencies 2014: W2O Group

A steady focus on data analytics brings a new level of relevance

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Topin & Associates

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Topin & Associates

At Chicago firm, new business and a new strategic partnership

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Sudler & Hennessey

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Sudler & Hennessey

Thinking globally leads this agency to continued solid performance

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: STRIKEFORCE Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: STRIKEFORCE Communications

Bucking the "monolithic" model results in client, revenue growth

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: StoneArch

Top 100 Agencies 2014: StoneArch

After 30 years in the business, still finding new avenues to explore

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Siren Interactive

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Siren Interactive

Chicago firm broadens its base beyond a rare-disease specialty

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Scout Marketing

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Scout Marketing

A focus on specialty pharma puts this agency in a solid position

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Rosetta

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Rosetta

Longtime "patient-centric" agency sets the engagement standard

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: RevHealth

Top 100 Agencies 2014: RevHealth

Getting out of the "professional agency box" spurs major growth

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Renavatio Healthcare Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Renavatio Healthcare Communications

Launch leaders: Agency excels at helping brands get to market

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Razorfish Healthware

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Razorfish Healthware

Changing technology opens a path to "business transformation"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Purohit Navigation

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Purohit Navigation

Chicago firm leverages specialty expertise into growing revenues

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Publicis Life Brands Medicus

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Publicis Life Brands Medicus

Getting out of its comfort zone lets agency pursue new opportunities

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Palio+Ignite

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Palio+Ignite

New collaboration at the top invigorates inVentiv Health shop

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Pacific Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Pacific Communications

Keeping an eye on the media mix while never losing sight of digital

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

An agency with a big name and clients takes a personal approach

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Neon

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Neon

Agency comes out swinging after Pfizer hit, and scores a comeback

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: The Navicor Group

Top 100 Agencies 2014: The Navicor Group

A broader scope opens the path to a new set of opportunities

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Natrel Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Natrel Communications

Tempering a diversification drive with a focus on the fundamentals

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: MicroMass Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: MicroMass Communications

Understanding patient behavior helps this agency bring in clients

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: MedThink Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: MedThink Communications

A nimble, flexible approach attracts a diversified client base

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Mc|K Healthcare

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Mc|K Healthcare

Change is a constant across the board for this Boston-based firm

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Torre Lazur

Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Torre Lazur

Launches and orphan brands lead agency to its "best year ever"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Regan Campbell Ward

Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Regan Campbell Ward

Even a year filled with changes "didn't change who we were"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Managed Markets

Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Managed Markets

"Great growth, new clients, new work" at this McCann shop

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann HumanCare

Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann HumanCare

A new leader aims to transform both his agency—and healthcare

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Echo Torre Lazur

Top 100 Agencies 2014: McCann Echo Torre Lazur

Maintaining a culture that has brought about long-term success

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: LLNS

Top 100 Agencies 2014: LLNS

Taking a different line of thought brings double-digit growth

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: LehmanMillet

Top 100 Agencies 2014: LehmanMillet

A well-planned transition puts agency in "a place of strength"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Lanmark360

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Lanmark360

Using a "full-circle" approach attracts a broad range of clients

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Klick Health

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Klick Health

Future-focused, "fiercely independent" Toronto agency continues to surge

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: JUICE Pharma Worldwide

Top 100 Agencies 2014: JUICE Pharma Worldwide

Moving past the consolidation hurdle with expansion and strength

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Jocoto

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Jocoto

Solid knowledge of devices and diagnostics brings in business

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: IOMEDIA

Top 100 Agencies 2014: IOMEDIA

Achieving success by creating unique experiences, not just ads

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: INVIVO Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: INVIVO Communications

A hi-tech focus adds devices work to Toronto shop's roster

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Intouch Solutions

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Intouch Solutions

A David that can go toe-to-toe with the network-agency Goliaths

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Infuse Medical

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Infuse Medical

"Mobile is here to stay," and this agency is poised to benefit from it

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe Trio

Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe Trio

Despite a six-month breather from pitches, ICC firm's sales rose

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe Pace

Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe Pace

Acting like a conflict shop—with the resources of a large company

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe

Top 100 Agencies 2014: ICC Lowe

New talent and expanding scope have made it "a different agency"

Features Top 100 Agencies: Hobart Group Holdings

Top 100 Agencies: Hobart Group Holdings

A new parent company creates a better position for moving forward

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: HLG Health Communications

Top 100 Agencies 2014: HLG Health Communications

Reimbursement is a hurdle, but HLG is succeeding nonetheless

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Heartbeat Ideas & Heartbeat West

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Heartbeat Ideas & Heartbeat West

Getting under the PHCG umbrella, but keeping its staff and culture

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: HealthEd Group

Top 100 Agencies 2014: HealthEd Group

Despite a rocky year, agency sets a solid course for future success

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Healthcare Regional Marketing

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Healthcare Regional Marketing

By thinking locally, the agency develops global-scale success

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: HCB Health

Top 100 Agencies 2014: HCB Health

Expertise in digital and devices nets record year for Austin agency

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Lynx

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Lynx

Employing a tech-forward strategy to create "a new kind of agency"

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Life New York

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Life New York

For this agency, it's not about saying "digital," it's about doing it

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Life Metro

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Life Metro

A setbacl from a major client opens a path to diversification

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Health Software

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Havas Health Software

Experimentation is the key word at the Havas network software hub

Features Top 100 Agencies 2014: Harrison and Star

Top 100 Agencies 2014: Harrison and Star

Balancing the status quo with a taste for the new reaps benefits


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