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Pharma Gets the ProPublica Treatment

Alternative news organization and media allies investigate the industry’s payments to doctors—launching a fresh assault on the ethical status quo. By Walter Armstrong Last week, Big Pharma’s practice of paying doctors to do medical education, promote its products, or both was the focus of a multimedia blitz launched by ProPublica in collaboration with National Public […]
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The Truth About Closed-Loop Marketing

Pharma sales forces were out, well, in force for a two-day leadership summit put on by the Center for Business Intelligence this week in Philadelphia. As a newbie on the pharma reporting scene, I eagerly await these conference opportunities…especially the ones that deal with important sales management topics. This conference, in particular, presented sessions on […]
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High-Tech Name Tags (and More) From re:think08

Call me old-fashioned, but the one low-tech item I never expected to see threatened with extinction was the humble but indispensable business card. After Last Thursday’s re:think08, the fifth edition of the seminar on event marketing and team building put on by the communications company Impact Unlimited, I’m not so sure. The event had some […]
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PRSA Day 2: Join the Conversation

The second dispatch from Marina Maher Communication‘s healthcare guru Megan Svensen: It’s the second day of the 19th Annual PRSA Health Academy meeting in Chicago and the morning has provided more valuable learnings. Ed Schipul, CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, gave a great analogy in his talk: He says joining the blogosphere […]
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PRSA Day 1: Talking’ Cross Gen

The discussions over the next model for pharma fall all over the map, but include one central component: a conversation with consumers. How to do it? Here, Megan Svensen, executive vice president of healthcare for Marina Maher Communications, reports in from the annual Public Relations Society of America boot camp on healthcare. I’m coming to […]
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