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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

This edition of Med-Sci Matters includes recent promising findings with type 1 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and human “healthspan”; the cost-benefit battle with a PCSK9 inhibitor; questions about the rigor of FDA accelerated approvals; and – not for geeks only!... Read More

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Millennial Physicians: Collaboration and Patient Engagement Are Key

June 30, 2016

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Categories: Communications

Millennial Physicians: Collaboration and Patient Engagement Are Key

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I’ve heard a lot about millennial patients and employees but haven’t heard anything about millennial doctors. Do they have specific values and attitudes that they bring to their practice and how does this affect patient care? According to the latest...

The Impact of Augmented Intelligence on Healthcare Communications

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There are many different types of smart machines. Most people are more familiar with the term “artificial intelligence,” or building human-like intelligence in autonomous technology. However, “augmented intelligence,” which is information technology that augments human intelligence, is progressing rapidly and...

How Can a Game of Chess Help Pharmaceutical Companies?

June 27, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Healthcare

How Can a Game of Chess Help Pharmaceutical Companies?

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It seems like there isn’t a healthcare story written these days that doesn’t mention pricing. Even when a drug is facing review by the FDA Advisory Committee, somewhere, you’ll see a line about the potential Wholesale Acquisition Cost, or WAC....

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 27, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Last week served up a veritable feast of healthcare issues in headlines (who said the summer is a slow cooker)! We saw that the House Republicans offered their alternative to the Affordable Care Act; the Supreme Court upheld a ruling...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 20, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Corporate Reputaion

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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  SHADY DEALINGS WITH DOCTORS Two former employees of Insys Pharmaceuticals were arrested last week on federal anti-kickback charges regarding the drug maker’s only product, a painkiller spray called Subsys. Subsys, which contains the drug fentanyl, is marketed to treat...

Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

June 14, 2016

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Categories: FDA News, Health Policy and Access

Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

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New Food Label RecommendationsOn May 27, the FDA issued final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label on foods, the first change in 10 years. The changes are generally are intended to give consumers quicker and easier understanding of the important...

Ready, Set, LARP! Using Live Action Role Playing to Spark Creativity and Communicate in New Ways

June 14, 2016

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Categories: Creativity

Ready, Set, LARP! Using Live Action Role Playing to Spark Creativity and Communicate in New Ways

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Simulated realities, technology so advanced they have rendered the human body invulnerable to injury, disease and decay, and characters named “The Black Scrivener,” “Quicksilver Buddha” and the “Dream Witch.” Despite what you may be thinking, no, it’s not the plot...

More Than a Feeling: Can Social Media Analysis Tell Us More Than We Think?

June 13, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Digital and Social Media

More Than a Feeling: Can Social Media Analysis Tell Us More Than We Think?

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As healthcare communications specialists, we’ve been told for years that patients actively participating in social media are the “most active,” the “most passionate,” the most “engaged,” and that they don’t reflect the “average” patient. Additionally, a number of challenges such...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 6, 2016

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Categories: The Week That Was

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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No one pulled punches last week. Between Presidential candidates smearing each other in what seemed to be more roasts than policy speeches, the news was not lacking interest! So, it may have been easy to miss some healthcare highlights beneath...

Millennial Mindset: The Collaborative Clinician

June 6, 2016

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Categories: Communications

Millennial Mindset: The Collaborative Clinician

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New research from GSW, inVentiv Health PR Group and PALIO indicates that millennial physicians – defined as 26-36 year old general practitioners – are redefining the patient-physician relationship. Four out of five millennial physicians (81%) believe that their millennial patients...