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November 21, 2011

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Waiting on the Supremes

So now we know. The United States Supreme Court will, in fact, review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Most analysts had expected the Court to agree to hear the largest of the consolidated challenges to the law. This...

November 17, 2011

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YouTube…and why you should be paying attention

I’ll start this post by posing a question: What’s the largest search engine in the world? That answer is easy – Google. Here’s another: What’s the second largest? If you guessed Yahoo! or Bing, you’d be wrong. YouTube is actually...

November 8, 2011

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Inequalities in Access to Care: Can China Learn from Europe?

The Chinese healthcare market presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare providers. Dynamic and fast-paced growth, the growing middle class, an ageing population and the shift in management of many diseases from acute to...

October 13, 2011

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Talking Our Way to Better Health Outcomes

Policy makers might take issue with the notion of $42 million making a dent in the current healthcare crisis. Especially when that $42 million is earmarked for improving bedside manner. Yet, the fact of the matter is, more and more...

October 12, 2011

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A Celebration of What CAN Be

Last night, the Chandler Chicco Companies family of agencies took home several awards from Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M). Best Use of PR Gold went to Biosector 2 and our client, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Pharmaceuticals for the DRIVE4COPD campaign. Silver,...

September 18, 2011

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Does a Cost-Cutting Environment Have to Mean Restricted Patient Choice?

The aim of healthcare is to help people live long, healthy lives. And these days a lot of people are. Many factors have converged to help achieve this, from the significant advances in medicine and technology, to the notable shift...

September 7, 2011

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What to Hope For? A Health Industry Guide to the Debt Reduction “Supercommittee”

I know what you are thinking. After an extremely long summer filled with dire predictions of Armageddon if the debt ceiling was not raised; unconscionable brinksmanship on the part of Democrats, Republicans, Senators, Representatives and the President; and a completely...

June 14, 2011

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Government Supports Major Rethink of Controversial Heath and Social Care Bill but Maintains Its Fundamental Principles

Why? The NHS Future Forum, which consists of an independent group of healthcare professionals, was launched in April this year as part of the Government’s listening exercise on the current Health and Social Care Bill. Over 25,000 people have shared...