Category Archives: Patient Communication

Abrams Talks Social Media at DIA

“It doesn’t turn me on to send a warning letter.” –Tom Abrams, during a Q&A at DIA.  Instead of repeating his yearly Drug Information Association (DIA) conference claim that social media guidance remains among the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion’s (OPDP) “highest priorities,” to be published in due course, Tom Abrams, director of OPDP, […]
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Social Media Questions Pharma Companies Should Be Asking

For pharma companies, entering the social media scene is not as simple as just creating a Facebook page or learning how to tweet in 140 characters or less. Social media poses a regulatory and litigation maze that must be carefully navigated. Here, Mathew dos Santos and Lori Leskin provide some insight into the most pressing questions companies are, […]
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UK: Patient Group Sets Out Orphan Drug Charter

By Leela Barham. There has been a lot of concern about the decision to give the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) the responsibility to look at “highly specialized technologies” (HSTs, or orphan drugs to you and me). That decision was taken just as the NHS across England was going through major reform […]
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Go Digital From Get-Go: Boosting Patient Communication at Point of Care

In our final Q&A installment previewing next week’s iPharma2014 digital forum (May 8-9 in NYC), we spoke with Matthew Fanelli and John Kenyon of Time Inc.’s MNI Targeted Media Group, who will present on “Digital, Big Data, and the Point of Care—What You Need to Know to Improve Patient Communication.” Fanelli is senior VP, digital, […]
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Say What? The Doctor-Patient Conversation

by Abby Mansfield We spend a lot of time focusing on what our advertising says to physicians, what our reps say to physicians, and what our websites and various other channels communicate to patients. All are important in the marketing of pharma brands. But there’s another critical communication channel we can’t ignore: the doctor-patient conversation.
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