Among social media channels, healthcare execs are most comfortable with YouTube and least comfortable with Twitter, a survey suggests.
Google's latest YouTube update aims to make its Channels more social, and even as the company has given its pharma clients an extra month to hold on to their old page designs, the new format is inspiring anxiety among drug firms and medical agencies.
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Around a third of US adults use social media as a health resource, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers - whether seeking out medical info, sharing symptoms and experiences or rating drugs, devices, doctors, hospitals and health plans.
A bottomless hunger for health video among consumers is behind Everyday Health's YouTube channel roll out, said the portal.
Weary of FDA foot-dragging on digital and social media guidance for pharmas, a group of 60-some industry digerati have put together guidelines of their own.
EMD Serono refreshed its "Birds & Bees" fertility issues awareness campaign with a Facebook page and a music video.
Eli Lilly & Co. refreshed its Lilly for Better Health program with a multichannel platform and a YouTube channel.
Sanofi-Aventis US is expanding its social media footprint with a new "Discuss Diabetes" blog and a "WhyInsulin" YouTube channel.