Category Archives: social media

The Rise of the Patient Participant

Either the doctor’s best friend or nightmare, the e-patient movement (the ‘e’ could stand for engaged or empowered) is here to stay and growing, writes Marylyn Donahue. Championing patients as full partners in their own medical care, via the use of online communities and social media sites are slowly but surely turning patients into participants […]
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Social Media Raise Concerns for Marketers, Trial Sponsors

While biopharmaceutical companies are using websites and third-party postings to provide information on medical products — despite a host of regulatory issues — social media use is in its infancy related to the design and conduct of clinical trials. A recent report from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (http://csdd.tufts.edu) finds that […]
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New Faces of Patient Advocacy

In this short video, Brianna Cayo-Cotter, Change.org’s managing director of communications, talks to Pharm Exec about how advocacy organizations and individual patients are getting more involved in every facet of the healthcare system, from drug R&D, to federal and state policy, all fueled by the hour-to-hour passion of living with a disease.
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FDA Guidances, OIG Investigations to Shape Drug Marketing, Research

Marketers may see further advice from the Food and Drug Administration in the coming year that clarifies how they can use social media. Priority topics:  presenting risk and benefit information in limited space; correcting independent/third party misinformation about a drug or medical device; and appropriate use of links, according to the agenda for the Center […]
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On-Demand Marketing Re-invents Customer Relationships

Staying on top of the marketing information stream can be difficult for your customers, but plans for a ‘holistic’ healthcare network could make relationships easier to manage. 2014 has started the way 2013 ended in the long and painful saga of pharma and Social media. In a January 21st post for Forbes, Ed Silverman reported […]
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