Pharma Marketing News Vol. 7, #7

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

DTC User Fees Go PDUffft!

The drug industry was successful in getting a mandatory review by the FDA of broadcast DTC ads included in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). Somewhere along the way, PDUFA became FDAAA (FDA Amendments Act) and the program to preview DTC ads went up in smoke as in PDUffft!

Current Issues and Future Prospects for Sales Force Effectiveness

There is no doubt that the face of pharmaceutical sales is going to change in the next five years. With more than one rep per physician, the industry has seen a 25% drop in call productivity over the past 5 years, down a whopping 23% in 2004 alone. The industry will have to adapt its sales model to meet the new challenges ahead. This article offers insights on the new sales model and how to achieve it from pharma experts who presented at a recent eyeforpharma Sales Force Effectiveness Summit.

Reporting Gifts to Physicians

Massachusetts and several other states have put either banned all gifts to physicians by pharmaceutical companies, placed limits on gifts, or or considering doing so. At least 'sunshine' acts have been proposed in Congress as well. This article reviews some aspects of these 'sunshine' laws and focuses on a recent CALPIRG analysis of drug company gifts to physicians.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 7, #9

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

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.

Reporting Gifts to Physicians

Massachusetts and several other states have put either banned all gifts to physicians by pharmaceutical companies, placed limits on gifts, or or considering doing so. At least 'sunshine' acts have been proposed in Congress as well. This article reviews some aspects of these 'sunshine' laws and focuses on a recent CALPIRG analysis of drug company gifts to physicians.

Building Power Sales Messages

This article is the second in a series of articles focused on improving pharmaceutical sales call effectiveness. It is based on an interview and webinar featuring Ian McKinnon, Senior Vice President, TNS Healthcare, who spoke on building and developing 'power messages,' which are messages that drive sales results.

Prepare or Die!

Usually, at this time of the year, editors look back on the major stories of the past year. Let's be different and look forward to the New Year!

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 7, #4

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