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McCann Health hires first global medical director

McCann Health hires first global medical director

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Daniel Carucci is joining the Interpublic Group firm full-time after serving as a consultant and in roles with the U.N. Foundation and the U.S. Navy.

Publicis Health names Alexandra von Plato as CEO

Publicis Health names Alexandra von Plato as CEO

The network also appointed her predecessor, Nick Colucci, as COO of Publicis Communications North America, effective immediately.

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller has appointed MSLGroup's EMEA head of healthcare to lead its own health practice in the UK, PRWeek has learned.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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FDA issues new policies for compounded drugs; U.S. doctors test CRISPR on cancer patients for the first time; Palio merged into GSW

Nick Law quits R/GA for lead creative role across Publicis Groupe

Nick Law quits R/GA for lead creative role across Publicis Groupe

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Nick Law, the global chief creative officer of R/GA, is leaving the company after 17 years to take on the newly created role of chief creative officer across Publicis Groupe and president of Publicis Communications.

Jennifer Gottlieb named W2O Group president

Jennifer Gottlieb named W2O Group president

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She is overseeing three of the network's agencies in the newly created role.

McCann Health promotes Marcus Sigurdsson to global chief digital officer

McCann Health promotes Marcus Sigurdsson to global chief digital officer

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Sigurdsson is charged with leading the agency's digital offering to meet growing client demand.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 12, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 12, 2018

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Pharma looks to Spark for pricing blueprint; Ipsen hires Amgen exec as CEO of North America; FDA could improve social-media approach, study finds

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Novartis Oncology taps Pfizer exec as CEO; healthcare jobs become the largest source of U.S. employment; HHS nominee wary about drug-pricing negotiations

WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager

WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager

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WPP has named Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager, making her the most important agency leader in the British ad industry.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 8, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 8, 2018

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Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion; Pfizer plans to cut 300 positions in neuroscience; Perrigo hires new CEO

MM&M's 5 most-read agency stories of 2017

MM&M's 5 most-read agency stories of 2017

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The agency issue, people moves, and a series of restructures top the list.

Merck comms head Adele Ambrose to retire

Merck comms head Adele Ambrose to retire

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VP of investor relations Teri Loxam will take over Ambrose's role in January.

Kaiser Permanente hires Kathy Beiser as chief comms officer

Kaiser Permanente hires Kathy Beiser as chief comms officer

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Beiser previously held leadership roles at Edelman, Hilton, Discover, and Burson-Marsteller.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, December 15, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, December 15, 2017

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FDA approves first topical skin growth treatment; Teva to cut 14,000 jobs; Novartis Oncology CEO resigns

Ironwood strengthens leadership with two new hires

Ironwood strengthens leadership with two new hires

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The drugmaker named William Huyett as COO and Gina Consylman as SVP and CFO.

GCI Health confirms Jones and Kerry as joint MDs of London operation

GCI Health confirms Jones and Kerry as joint MDs of London operation

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GCI Health has confirmed new hire Kath Kerry and maternity leave returner Rikki Jones as co-MDs of its London operation, the network's second hub alongside its New York headquarters.

Terry Savage to leave Cannes Lions after 33 years

Terry Savage to leave Cannes Lions after 33 years

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Cannes Lions' longtime leader, chief spokesman, and a figure many viewed as the heart and soul of the global creativity festival will be moving on after the 2018 event ends.

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

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DeVine will oversee the agency's health IT and medical device work.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Botox-like wrinkle-reducer shows positive results in trials; investors double down on fertility; few websites transparent about pricing, study finds

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

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Publicis Groupe has named Alan Wexler as chief executive of Publicis.Sapient as Chip Register has chosen to retire at the end of the year.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Docs biased against research from poor countries, study finds; Astellas probed over patient-assistance charity support; Acorda reports deaths in Parkinson's trial

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

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W2O's Windy City office has added three health and analytics leaders over the past six months.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 9, 2017

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GSK hires Google biotech exec to lead R&D; Merck gets FDA-approval for CMV therapy; ex-Lilly exec reportedly top HHS secretary pick

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

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Ty Curran, previously CEO of the sister agencies, will serve as chairman in 2018.

StoneArch hires Marcia Miller as new president

StoneArch hires Marcia Miller as new president

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Optum vet Miller replaces Jessica Boden.

Muscular Dystrophy Association taps Lynn O'Connor Vos as CEO

Muscular Dystrophy Association taps Lynn O'Connor Vos as CEO

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The association said it is preparing for new FDA approvals for therapies that treat central nervous system and muscular system diseases.

Giant brings on new brand experience lead, as Armstrong departs

Giant brings on new brand experience lead, as Armstrong departs

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Aaron Sklar, formerly of Welltok, replaces Christine Armstrong, who moved on to a Silicon Valley health startup.

Former Burson director to lead Brussels business of U.K.'s Incisive Health

Former Burson director to lead Brussels business of U.K.'s Incisive Health

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Incisive Health will next month welcome Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini as head of its Brussels office.

GSW hires former McCann exec as president of North America

GSW hires former McCann exec as president of North America

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The agency appointed Sonja Foster-Storch, previously president of McCann Echo, to fill a role that has been vacant since 2016.