Britain says Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo is too expensive; Calpers reports 32% boost in specialty drug spending; NIH is funding fewer clinical trials
Pfizer selected MacKay Jimeson and Niesha Foster as corporate affairs category leads after a reorganization of the company's global innovative pharma business.
The agency will team up with Tsinghua Institute of Health Communication on study on how consumers interact with healthcare content.
The deal is estimated to bring in $2 billion in operational synergies, in addition to further commercializing Allergan's products outside the US.
Interpublic's dedicated group extended its brief beyond North America.
Initiatives in Europe follow the US example when it comes to requiring manufacturers to report information about financial relationships with physicians.
We're not out to reinvent the wheel if we don't have to but we will need to localize the campaign for New Zealand and do what is right for our physicians and our patients.
Advertising and marketing agencies turn their attention to the pharma market in the Asia-Pacific region.
J&J turns to digital marketing in China; GSK closes North Carolina facility; Kim Kardashian West's promotion of Diclegis increased online conversations about the brand
The New York-based agency took a majority stake in the full-service healthcare agency.
The social networking site for doctors also plans to expand to its first Spanish-speaking country next month.
Moore, a longtime Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef, talked with MM&M about how creativity can be used to improve public health.
FDA panel recommends approval of female Viagra; FDA says that Sanofi's and Regeneron's PCSK9 inhibitor lowers LDL; GSK cuts 350 jobs
Novo announces it will resubmit Tresiba to the FDA; WHO urges Europe to share cost-effectiveness data; J&J and Google partner to develop robotic surgery system
As global healthcare borders become increasingly blurred, the internationally mobile patient may become a standard patient segment considered in healthcare market research.
An organ-donation campaign with a Brazilian football tie-in, and a UK managed-access company's series of documentary films, took top honors.
AstraZeneca is cutting 650 jobs in the US, "primarily in R&D," and consolidating its R&D operations at three "strategic R&D centers" in "bioscience clusters," academic and industrial beehives where the company can tap into concentrations of talent and infrastructure.
From tech shifts to talent, and from emerging markets to engaging with social media, agency execs offer their predictions for what the New Year will bring.
Industry pipelines might not be brimful of blockbusters, but after years of meager output, biopharma firms are poised to tap a cornucopia of innovative treatments as thirty-something New Molecular Entities launch each year through 2016.
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.
Total global pharma promotional spending fell 3.4% to $92.2 billion in 2011, according to Cegedim Strategic Data, led by a 4.7% decline in detailing spend.
Takeda is getting into vaccines with the launch of a dedicated global division that will make use of Nycomed A/S's business infrastructure in Europe and emerging markets.
The FDA issued Driving Innovation, a blueprint for fostering American biomedical innovation, reiterating a prior commitment to reform regulation and announcing policies aimed at facilitating personalized medicine.
AstraZeneca is reviewing its UK financial PR business amid media speculation on a possible acquisitions run in the US, reports our sister publication, PRWeek UK.
Roche, which is launching an HPV test, is sponsoring a blog by a UK healthcare reporter chronicling the process of getting a pap smear.
For all the talk of e-detailing and digitizing the sales force, a plurality of international healthcare professionals would rather get info about new treatments from flesh-and-blood reps than through any other channel, a survey found.
Teva is partnering with Procter & Gamble in an OTC drug marketing joint venture that will boast annual sales of more than $1 billion -- and which could ultimately be worth four times that, the companies say.
Staffers have been sent home and security has been bolstered at pharma offices located in Egypt's capital city, amid protests in Tahrir Square that have turned violent in recent days.
Merck and GSK are both increasing the number of sales reps operating in China, according to separate presentations given by the two companies. In both cases, added reps in emerging markets are helping to offset significant reductions in US sales forces, company executives said.
Global pharma market growth will pick up steam in 2011, with growth of 5%-7% to $880 billion, over 4%-5% growth in 2010, according to IMS Health.