Category Archives: Medical Education
By Clark Herman | Published: August 27, 2013
On Café Pharma message boards, the drug industry’s online water cooler, anonymous sales reps are sounding off on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and its implications for their battered profession. Here’s a selection from a thread that PharmExec came across, edited for spelling, punctuation, and coherence:
By Clark Herman | Published: August 1, 2013
On Friday, the New England Health Institute (NEHI), outlined six “Priorities for Action” to help steer the solution to better medication adherence in the US. These priorities signal public and private policymakers alike to improve the way patients take their medication.
Why the Slow Take-up of Comparative Effectiveness Research? It's Time and Money, Says a New PCORI Survey
By Clark Herman | Published: July 16, 2013
Earlier this week, the federal government’s Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) unveiled a new survey, revealing that both patients and clinicians want in health research to focus on one thing: improving outcomes. A panel of healthcare providers discussed how findings will impact the structure and content of comparative effectiveness research (CER), advocating patient-centric dissemination [...]
By Clark Herman | Published: February 7, 2013
With the recent release of the Patient Protection Sunshine Act (PPSA), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established reporting requirements to ensure that drug manufacturers properly disclose payments to physicians in areas of research, continuing medical education, etc. However a key uncertainty is the issue of state pre-emption. While state and local [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: August 3, 2012
Can’t get your sales rep into that academic medical center? Try sending a medical science liaison (MSL). A new study from Industry Standard Research (ISR) found that MSLs enjoy better access and higher levels of trust among oncologists. Docs also want different kinds of information from MSLs, according to the study findings.