Category Archives: patient education
By Ben Comer | Published: November 7, 2012
Patients in search of face time with a healthcare provider are stopping into their local drugstores, where consultations are free and the wait time is shorter. Pharmacists are in a unique position, too, to move the needle on drug adherence.
By Clark Herman | Published: October 18, 2012
Featured panelists at ExL’s annual Digital Pharma East conference this week included practicing physicians, vocal ePatients, social media gurus and digital marketing consultants with plenty of hours logged in big pharma boardrooms.
By Ben Comer | Published: August 21, 2012
Over the counter drug advertising is less regulated than prescription drug marketing, and selling directly to consumers comes with the benefit of bypassing an expert middleman: your doctor. But companies should still promote with caution.
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.
By Ben Comer | Published: August 1, 2012
FDA’s approval of Truvada, a once-a-day oral combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine, for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP, a method for preventing HIV infection) arrived during a chorus of optimism surrounding major developments in the fight against AIDS.