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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

April 18, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Happy Easter, readers! Anyone else see this retro Cadbury commercial running on cable TV last week? After a successful egg hunt, we tucked into our second chocolate bunny of the day (TWTW always eats the ears first)—but before our sugar coma...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

April 10, 2017

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Domestic issues decidedly took a back seat to international affairs last week, as evidenced by a shift in media coverage. A few health news items did rise to the fore: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) became the first...

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Gene therapy success! For the first time, gene therapy has successfully treated a common genetic disorder:  sickle cell disease (SCD), which affects 100,000 people in the United States and millions globally. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin due to a...

Expanded Access Programs Require Compassionate Communications to Keep Your Reputation Intact

April 3, 2017

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Expanded Access Programs Require Compassionate Communications to Keep Your Reputation Intact

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No company wants to be seen as uncaring, least of all in the healthcare space. Clients I’ve supported in this sector are often passionate about their mission to bring new and better treatment options to patients. But companies’ intentions may...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

April 3, 2017

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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,...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...