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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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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 24, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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While the dog days of summer rage on, The Week That Was team is cranking up the AC, enjoying more than our fair share of ice cream and avoiding Penn Station at all costs. Highlight of the week: our colleague...

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Lizzie

July 19, 2017

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Lizzie

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In this week’s edition of Med-Sci Matters, we discuss the FDA’s green light for CAR-T therapy, how house dust could be contributing to weight gain, how smartphones are providing insights into global activity levels and new data showing that artificial...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 17, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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What may have once seemed like it was ripped from the pages of science fiction was realized last week, when the FDA unanimously voted in support of CAR-T, a pioneering therapy that uses the body’s own immune cells to attack...

The Power of Celebrity in Healthcare Communications

July 12, 2017

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Categories: Communications

The Power of Celebrity in Healthcare Communications

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“Would you trust Tom Selleck with your life savings?” The New York Times asked this question last month when examining the use of celebrity spokespeople, like Selleck and Alex Trebek, to promote products to retirees. The article describes efforts to...

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

July 10, 2017

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Categories: Global Healthcare

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

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A lot of interesting news on multiple fronts in the last 10 days! A couple of surprisingly very positive studies in the cardiovascular area, promising findings on personalized therapies for cancer, how health insurance literally saves lives, use of artificial...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 10, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Although July 4 celebrations have come and gone, fireworks continue in the Martin Shkreli case, in which the defendant continues to mock prosecutors on his Facebook page. While the battle between Pharma Bro and the DOJ rages on, Senate Majority...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 25, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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You know the phrase, everything old is new again? That’s kind of how The Week That Was team felt this week, as we saw more healthcare reform news, more drug pricing news, more talk of tapes and more Uber news....

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 18, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Another week, another Senate hearing! For most of the country, that meant Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony. But over in our neck of the woods, we’re talking about the Senate HELP Committee hearing on drug prices, which reminded us that...

Happiness and Productivity: A Package Deal

June 14, 2017

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Categories: Agency Culture, Communications, Healthcare, Workplace Wellness

Happiness and Productivity: A Package Deal

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How happy are you? This question has motivated countless shifts in workplace philosophy and policies in recent years, and for good reason; research shows that happiness can result in a productivity increase of about 12 percent. But what can companies...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 12, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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They say the news never sleeps, and this week, we believe it. Comey-fever gripped the nation, answering some of the nation’s burning questions while raising a few others (tapes, anyone?)… Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans started working to get...

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