FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is planning to resign. His tenure included action on teen e-cigarette use, the opioid epidemic, and drug pricing. Gottlieb will work at the FDA until next month; no successor has been named. (CNBC)
MM&M goes in-depth with five of the best and brightest pharma chief digital officers. The class of game changers comes from industries including beauty, retail, apparel, big tech, and startups. Read more to find out how they are helping pharma transform and building “digital armies.” (MM&M)
Matter Communications has launched Matter Health, a dedicated healthcare division. Matter Health will offer integrated marketing services such as public relations, social media, digital marketing, and creative services. VP Ryan Lilly will lead the group.
A second cancer patient’s HIV has gone into remission after a stem-cell transplant. The unnamed patient has not taken antiretroviral drugs since September 2017. This case comes 10 years after Timothy Ray Brown, the “Berlin patient,” who was the first person said to be cured of HIV. The research was published in Nature. (STAT)
Razorfish Health’s Tayla Mahmud spoke with MM&M’s Marc Iskowitz about the lack of diversity in healthcare and her roundtable at MM&M’s upcoming Plus One event. In this Q&A, Mahmud details what it takes to ensure marketing reflects diverse perspectives. (MM&M)