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Seeing the Care Journey Through the Patient’s Eyes

  At PatientPoint, we’re always looking for ways to take our approach to messaging patients to the next level. Having heard professional patient advocate Dr. Grace Cordovano speak at several conferences, I knew she could give us valuable insights from inside the care experience. Grace is an award-winning, board-certified patient advocate (BCPA) who specializes in […]

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Prescriptive Analytics – Golden Goose or Empty Promise for Pharma Marketers?

  It’s been five years since Gartner called Prescriptive Analytics “the final frontier for Big Data, where companies can finally turn the unprecedented levels of data into powerful action.” Will prescriptive analytics be the final frontier for health marketers? Pharma Marketers’ Analytics Adoption Curve Let’s start by understanding where pharma marketing is on the analytics […]

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HHS Files Appeal in Drug Disclosure Fight

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a notice of appeal on August 21st in response to the July ruling that blocked price disclosure in TV drug advertising. Handed down by Judge Amit Mehta of the US District Court, he ruled against the measure, stating: “HHS lacks the statutory authority under the Social Security Act to […]

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Ogilvy Health Announces Multiple Promotions within Creative Team

Ogilvy Health, a part of Ogilvy, has promoted seven creative team members in the agency’s New Jersey and New York offices. Expressing her excitement for the department’s growth was Ogilvy Health North America’s Chief Creative Officer, Samantha Dolin: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this group acknowledged for their respective talents and collective leadership. […]

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DTC in Perspective: Importing Canadian Drugs?

The Trump administration wants to allow Canadian drugs to be imported to give consumers lower prices. This is also supported by almost every Congressional Democrat and many Republicans. It sounds great to allow American consumers to buy cheaper drugs from Canada and is already happening somewhat through online Canadian pharmacies. Consumers can generally save 30-50% […]

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HHS Awards Nearly $42M to Expand Health IT

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $42 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). HCCNs work together to improve access to and quality of care, as well as leverage health information technology to cut costs and improve care coordination. The funding came through the Health Resources and […]

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How Point of Care Complements Other Healthcare Marketing Tactics

  I sat down with Charlie Greenberg, a respected healthcare industry veteran and an expert in point-of-care (POC) marketing, to discuss current trends in healthcare marketing. It’s a topic Charlie knows well, having worked for more than 30 years in the industry with giants like Saatchi & Saatchi, Wyeth, and Merck. Charlie currently serves as […]

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PhRMA Launches New TV Ad Under Let’s Talk About Cost Campaign

In early June, PhRMA released its first-ever television ad as part of its Let’s Talk About Cost campaign, which has previously released print, digital, and radio ads. The ad aims to “reaffirm our commitment and generate more conversation about solutions to the challenges patients face affording their medicines.” With heightened discussion in recent times surrounding […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Price Disclosure in Ads

Earlier this month, US District Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “lacked authority from the US Congress to compel drug manufacturers to disclose list prices,” as per reports. In mid-June, Merck & Co., Eli Lilly & Co, and Amgen, along with the Association of National Advertisers, filed a lawsuit on […]

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