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April 3, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Although this weekend marks April Fools’ Day, our stories this week are no joke. The potent combination of Twitter and spandex nearly grounded United Airlines. Senate Dems jumped back into the healthcare debate with new legislation related to drug pricing,...

March 27, 2017

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For once, CSPAN was enthralling in the lead up to the choice Speaker Paul Ryan made last Friday to pull the American Health Care Act after failing to secure enough support from his party. The AHCA was the “repeal and...

March 20, 2017

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As Madness grips the nation’s attention for three weeks, changes to our nation’s healthcare system March on. Bernie Sanders thinks broadcasters are betting on their favorites, while some new pricing plans want to bust payer brackets and replace them with...

March 15, 2017

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March certainly came in like a lion, between the actual snowstorms and flurry of legislative and regulatory activity in Washington. While much of the week’s coverage focused on political posturing around the GOP’s ACA replacement bill, President Trump met with...

March 6, 2017

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Storylines last week focused on drama, mystery, and intrigue. Our top case revolves around the case of the missing healthcare bill. Following President Trump’s address that focused heavily on overhauling healthcare, the GOP promised to unveil its replacement to the...

February 27, 2017

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As Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year, The Week That Was recognizes some outstanding dramas in healthcare. PBMs, the longtime Hidden Figures of the pharmaceutical supply chain, get some unwanted spotlight for alleged clawback practices. A former Bush...

February 20, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved...

February 13, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Healthcare Communications

Brrrrrrr… If you’re one of our East Coast readers, we shivered with you through a blizzard and this icy weekend. We wish we had some news to warm your heart and ease you into a tranquil week. But, no such...

February 6, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Grab your foam fingers and jerseys, people: it’s The Week That Was Super Bowl edition! Check out these stories taking the field this week: There was a major huddle at the White House between two previously opposing teams: POTUS and...

January 31, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Talk about a dull week…NOT! As we see a number of sweeping actions out of Washington, your friends at inVentiv’s Issues Management Practice are here to cover the issues that matter! This week we ask why the White House Press...