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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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Powered By Our People – August 2015

August 31, 2015

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Categories: Internal Communications

Powered By Our People – August 2015

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Hi Vanita! What do you do at inVentiv Health PR? I work across different accounts including BioMarin, Baxalta Oncology, and Ventana/Roche Tissue Diagnostics and help out the Sunovian, Depomed and Gamma Medica teams on projects. I have been involved in...

Beltway Buzz: August 2015

August 31, 2015

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Categories: Health Policy and Access

Beltway Buzz: August 2015

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Who ever said recess wasn’t fun? With summer on its way out, DC is on its way in. Presidential campaigns and debates, FDA approvals and of course, health care reform is starting to come to life.   Presidential Update: The...

Tech Companies Bring Disruptive Thinking to Health Care

August 28, 2015

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Categories: Health, Technology

Tech Companies Bring Disruptive Thinking to Health Care

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Google is no stranger to making headlines, but the recent reshuffle to a holding company model – under the Alphabet umbrella – and spinoff of the Life Sciences Unit has no doubt piqued the attention of the health care industry....

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

August 27, 2015

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

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Join us on Twitter at #digitalHx.     The Fight to be the Epicenter of Digital Health Boston, San Diego, San Francisco…these cities have become synonymous with the digital health movement. But now, Catalyst HTI is bringing together private enterprise...

Do No Harm: Avoid “Statistical Malpractice”

August 24, 2015

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Categories: Communications

Do No Harm: Avoid “Statistical Malpractice”

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Communications and complex math are traditionally at odds, but the disciplines are merging now more than ever for healthcare communicators. We are charged on a daily basis with adding creativity and color to often the most banal, icky or complex...

What do running 100 miles and PR have in common? More than you might think

August 21, 2015

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Categories: Agency Culture

What do running 100 miles and PR have in common? More than you might think

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“Are you ok? Where’s your bike?” asked a worried-looking couple. “Oh, I am not biking, I am running,” I replied. “Wait, you did that to yourself running?” they asked. It had been a pretty hard fall. Coming down a rocky...

Medicare – Fifty Years in the Making

August 20, 2015

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Categories: Health Policy and Access, Healthcare

Medicare – Fifty Years in the Making

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Nineteen sixty five was a big year: Tom and Jerry aired for the first time on TV, the Beatles performed one of their biggest concerts in Shea Stadium, and Tokyo became the world’s largest city. In our industry, however, the...

On-Demand Doctor, At Your Service

August 19, 2015

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Categories: Health, Healthcare

On-Demand Doctor, At Your Service

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In today’s on-demand society, customers expect that services will be provided to them quickly when desired. More and more companies are jumping aboard the on-demand business model bandwagon that has proven successful (think of services such as Seamless, Netflix and...

It’s the Message, not the Medium, that Landed Duchesnay in the FDA’s Crosshairs

August 17, 2015

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Categories: Brand Marketing, Communications, Digital and Social Media

It’s the Message, not the Medium, that Landed Duchesnay in the FDA’s Crosshairs

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By now, you have probably heard that an Instagram post by Kim Kardashian, promoting morning sickness treatment Diclegis, has landed drug maker Duchesnay in hot water with the FDA. The company received a warning letter from the FDA for an...

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

August 14, 2015

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

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Join us on Twitter at #digitalHx.     A Change in the Digital Ecosystem: Mobile Warming? Citing a change in the digital ecosystem, WebMD CEO David Schlanger announced his intent to move WebMD and Medscape content beyond their websites and...