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Oncologists, in Detail

On average, cancer docs in the US would much rather deal with pharma sales reps in person as opposed to online, and drug companies are hiring more reps to support a slew of newly approved oncologic drugs, even as reps in other therapeutic areas get pink slips. But external pressures are likely to further limit […]
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Temple 'Horrified' by Caronia Decision

If people can promote drugs for uses that lack supporting evidence, it would turn back the clock to the pre-1962 world of medicine where there wasn’t any research or data on what medicines worked and what was harmful, says Robert Temple, deputy director for clinical science at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
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US v. Caronia: What Constitutes 'Truthful' Speech?

If a drug’s label is not the final word on what is true – or untrue – about a product, then who decides what can and cannot be said during a sales detail?
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Using Social Networks to Increase Sales

Social networks existed long before Mark Zuckerberg came along. What hasn’t existed until recently are the tools, metrics and case studies necessary to understand how physicians influence each other within professional networks, and how these relationships can be used to change prescribing behavior.
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PhRMA and the New Physician Marketing

I was amazed at the more than 700 women attending the 2008 Women’s Healthcare Business Association (HBA) national conference today. As a first timer at the event (distinguished by the bright orange sticker on my name badge), it was easy to engage in conversations—even for those weary of the press. And for marketers, there was […]
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