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April 10, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

March 27, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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...

February 20, 2017

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health and Wellness, Healthcare

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Genetically altering humans? Maybe we Khan! While advances in gene therapy research continue to accelerate, an enduring redline has been the germline – no tinkering with the DNA of a human embryo, egg or sperm. Doing so would mean not...

February 20, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved...

February 6, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Grab your foam fingers and jerseys, people: it’s The Week That Was Super Bowl edition! Check out these stories taking the field this week: There was a major huddle at the White House between two previously opposing teams: POTUS and...

January 9, 2017

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Categories: Communications, Creativity

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Start Here/Never Stop Podcast Series: Lisa Stockman

A proud alumna of UNC School of Media and Journalism, inVentiv Health Communications President, Lisa Stockman, was featured in the most recent episode of UNC’s Start Here/Never Stop Podcast Series. Find the original and more episodes in this series here.

November 21, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

We have many reasons to be thankful this year — and we hope you do too. In the spirit of being thankful, The Week That Was team will be on hiatus next week to chow down on turkey and stuffing...

November 17, 2016

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How to Turn Storytelling from a Frog into a Prince

How can healthcare specialists improve their skills as storytellers? One way to do it, according to engagement leader, Meghan O’Brien, at a New York consulting boutique called etch, is to take a page from Pixar, creator of Toy Story, Finding Nemo,...

BREAKING NEWS: Pharma Brand Advertises on Facebook!

What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, for years brand marketers in the pharmaceutical industry have resorted to unbranded and reminder ad-style content (content featuring the name of the brand but not the condition it has been approved to treat)...

November 7, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Readers, We’re feeling a bit plucky this evening! We report on how “big chicken” may be artificially keeping the price of poultry high. The pharma industry and ICER duked it out in the press…meanwhile, the FDA can’t get prospective hires...