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Filed Under:Medical / Pharmaceutical
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Archived Since:November 3, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Weekly Roundup 12.19.14

The holidays have left little time for posting, but here is at least getting in the Weekly Roundup. Hopefully, however, with the respite that is to come, there will be time to build up some editorial content.  In the meantime, … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 12.12.14

Christmas cards not addressed because they aren’t bought.  Gifts aren’t wrapped because of the same reason.  I am definitely naughty. FDA Expands Approval of Lilly’s Cyramza - The most common type of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) saw … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 12.5.14

Time has been in short supply, but having survived Thanksgiving – guests, cooking and eating and gearing up for the gearing down of the calendar year (and the beginning of longer days) and it is time for a little breather. … Continue reading ?

Freshman Healthbook

We have just been through an election cycle and the 113th Congress is in lame duck session. We are about to move on to the new Congress in January 2015.  Who did America elect and what is their position on … Continue reading ?

Upclose Look at Pharma and Twitter – A Brief Profile

Last week I posted about the update to the database of pharma and social media use with respect to the increase in audience over last year.  While FDA’s OPDP was so complacent in coming forth in guidelines, the number of … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 11.7.14

It is a lovely autumn in our nation’s capital – at least looking at the trees and the light.  It is always remarkable how the light angles change and the sun will suddenly appear beneath clouds instead of over them … Continue readin...

Pharma Twitter Followers on the Rise

As a highly regulated industry, the pharmaceutical sector was very slow to embrace social media and given the very slow and highly restrictive guidance put out by FDA on that topic, branded participation – particularly on Twitter – is going … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup – 10.24.14

Autumn is well upon us.  Nature is showing us how diverse her color palette really is and it is always important to take some time and stop and enjoy it — sometimes hard to do when the demands of world … Continue reading ?

Healthcare and the Election – Stateside Ballot Initiatives

We are days away from the mid-term elections. Don’t worry, this isn’t another piece to read about how the Senate could hang in the balance for weeks; or how one party or another might retain or take control of any … Continue reading...

Weekly Roundup – 10.17.14

Missed last week and sorry about that and this week’s roundup is a day late.  It has been a busy Fall and even yesterday was a travel day.  I can barely keep up with how quickly the year is passing. … Continue reading ?

AdComms for Last Quarter of 2014

It is hard to believe it, but we have entered the final quarter of 2014.  I thought it a good time to revisit the upcoming AdComm schedule for those AdComm meetings that affect drugs or devices. Prior postings that provided … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 10.3.14

Back from a brief vacay to discover that leaves are littering the yard and porch as if it were autumn and then realizing that it is, in fact, autumn.  The year is going by so quickly and there is so … Continue reading ?

Less Characters, More Tweets – A Few Tweeting Tips

It is hard to believe that a service that limits your speech to 140 characters would emerge as an important media platform, but it has.  News travels more quickly, is more granular in nature, can very specific to highly targeted … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.26.14

I bring you the Weekly Roundup today from Cape Cod where there is a lovely sense of autumn in the air, but blue skies and lovely shoreline allowing us to still remember the summer’s most pleasant days. And here is … Continue reading...

Here Comes the Sun – Communications Tips on The Sunshine Data Publication

The Sunshine Act will peek out from behind some, but not all, of the clouds on the horizon soon, leading to a new day in transparency on payments between the medical products industry and those who provide care.  Data will … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.19.14

Argh!  It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Fear not Matey!  I’m not gonna write my whole posting in pirate-speak, though it be a tempting morsel to ponder. There were lots of approvals this week and finally a wee … Continue reading ?

Talking Points for When People Who Don’t Get Social Media as a News Platform

Someone asked me the other day something to the effect of this – what is the point of social media when it comes to news – isn’t CNN just as fast? It occurred to me that many of us in … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.5.14

After a surprisingly mild August, September begins with summer in full force – heat, humidity and a mosquito rally that is immensely annoying.  Forecasts however predict that we only have one more day of this and then a break to … Continue reading ?

Tracking 10 Healthcare Beat Reporters on Twitter

It is not news that social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate. Today, we share news, we don’t just read it.  A news cycle is every moment of every day. We rely on people to pitch news to … Continue reading ?

FDA Looking for New Head of CDER Communications

For those who have had the pleasure of working with Julie Zawisza in the past, the news is that she has moved on to a new role at FDA.  That means her former position in communications at the Center for … Continue reading ?

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