Closed-Loop Marketing

This article is a review of an industry conference presentation that focused focused on leveraging eDetailing for effective closed-loop marketing campaigns.

Why Pharmaceutical Marketers Ignore ROI

There are many reasons why pharmaceutical marketers may not be effectively measuring ROI. This article discusses several of these reasons and includes feedback and opinions from several experts who agree that all marketers - and pharma marketers in particular - have a problem with traditional ROI analysis.

Cholesterol Drug Users Discuss Their Medication

At breakfast recently in one of his favorite coffee shops, Jim Avery, professor of advertising at the University of Oklahoma, was talking with some friends who he knew had some health problems. Avery took the opportunity to turn the breakfast meeting into a little impromptu focus group. This article summarizes what he learned.

Prescription Drugs and the Health 2.0 Opportunity

A review of some of the features of the eDrugSearch.com Community -- a new Health 2.0 Web site.

Use of Celebrities for PR and DTC Advertising

If you have questions about the 'dos & don'ts' and 'pros & cons' of using medical and non-medical mouthpieces for pharma PR and DTC advertising, this article provides some answers and opinions based on interviews of experts with years of experience in this area.

PhRMA’s Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals

To better understand the impact of this code on the pharmaceutical industry, Pharma Marketing News surveyed readers between July 10, 2008 and August 7, 2008, and collected comments from pharma-focused blogs and bulletin boards. This article is a summary of the PMN survey results and opinions of experts, bloggers, and anonymous commentators.

Patient Assistance Program Rankings

Market Strategies' 2008 MSImage Oncology Patient Assistance Program is a syndicated study that identified what oncologists and oncology practice managers perceive to be the top pharmaceutical PAPs in the industry. The study identified how PAPs influence overall corporate image among physicians, what performance measures drive a pharmaceutical company's PAP image, and which companies are perceived as having the best PAPs.

Free Drug Samples – The Sales Rep’s Last Great Hope?

Should free drug samples be banned? The new PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals bans free pens and out-of-office lunches, but it doesn't ban samples. Many sales consider free drug samples an important marketing tactic that they can employ to gain access to physicians. In 2005, the pharmaceutical industry distributed more than $18 billion worth of drug samples. But critics are concerned that drug samples increase costs, raise questions about the appropriateness of treatment choices, and create real or perceived conflicts of interest in the medical profession.

India’s Booming Pharmaceutical Market

This article, written by a marketer with firsthand experience, provides an overview of the pharmaceutical markets and promotional practices in India.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 7, #10

Welcome to the December, 2008 issue of Pharma Marketing News.
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