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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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Engaging Change Through Effective Communications

August 4, 2015

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Categories: Communications

Engaging Change Through Effective Communications

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This is an excerpt of a bylined article appearing in the August issue of O’Dwyers. As most of us can attest, the pace of change has accelerated in recent years due to disruptions in a range of industries. McKinsey research...

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

August 3, 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.     Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Stand Up to Big Pharma Earlier this month, US-based pharmaceutical company Tesaro, Inc., came under fire when a patient accused them of not releasing critical...

Beltway Buzz: July 2015

July 30, 2015

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Categories: Health Policy and Access

Beltway Buzz: July 2015

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As the final month of summer approaches, DC is heating up with more news on the upcoming presidential election, 21st Century Cures, and of course, the always happening world of pharma.   Way to Go CVS! Uh oh, U.S. Chamber...

Data Visualization and Health Communications

July 22, 2015

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Categories: Patient Communications

Data Visualization and Health Communications

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  As a scientist turned PR professional, I can attest to the power of pictures. Even as I completed my experiments in the lab and crunched the numbers, I knew that the greatest insights I would gather would be after...

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

July 21, 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.     How Can Digital Really Impact Personal Health? It’s easy to forget a time when digital was not an integral aspect of each industry. However, some would argue that while digital has taken...

London Bound: B2 Exchange Program Kick-Off

July 20, 2015

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Categories: Communications

London Bound: B2 Exchange Program Kick-Off

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Although we hope our clients never find themselves in a pickle, I’ve learned the worst thing we can do as communicators is assume they won’t. And with today’s 24/7 news and social media, many of us have seen firsthand how...

A View on Digital and Social Media in Health Care

July 13, 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.     Bringing Braille into the Digital Age In this month’s Economist, there is a fascinating profile on one of the latest innovations in tech, tablet computers for blind users. The article outlines the...

Is The Top Creativity Competing at Lions Health?

July 10, 2015

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Categories: Creativity, Health

Is The Top Creativity Competing at Lions Health?

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Are healthcare creativity awards second-class citizens to other creativity awards? This question was a big debate at last year’s inaugural Lions Health awards in Cannes. Despite the segmentation of creativity Lions is known for—there are awards for digital, film, creative...

Finding “Purpose” in the Patient’s Journey

July 6, 2015

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Categories: Health and Wellness

Finding “Purpose” in the Patient’s Journey

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Among all the technological and economic innovation on display at April’s MM&M Transforming Healthcare Conference, “social” was an important theme. But in almost every case, the word was paired with “media.” In other words, we were talking about how technology...

Adapt or Die: What it Takes to Survive in Pharma

July 1, 2015

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Categories: Communications, Health

Adapt or Die: What it Takes to Survive in Pharma

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Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.” This observation is brilliant in its simplicity. It speaks to the underlying primal need we...