The State of CME in Europe

Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Europe has undergone some major shifts in recent years. These have varied across Europe: from national changes in which systems have moved from being voluntary to mandatory, to the establishment of more formal systems to guide physicians on how to keep up-to-date with latest clinical practice. This article, written two European CME consultants, provides an overview of the state of CME in the UK, France, and other European countries.

Turning Science into Sales

Healthcare marketers are rewarded for increasing product revenue. However, product managers often miss a golden opportunity to drive product sales: they neglect to communicate clinical trial results properly and consequently fail to capitalize on completed medical research.This article highlights how to effectively communicate scientific evidence in order to realize the full medical and commercial value of your brand and to maximize sales.

Good Luck to Us All!

There is no doubt that the next several years will be very tough on the pharmaceutical industry.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 7, #7

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

Obama vs. McCain: New Survey and Online Discussion, Plus the PMN 2008 Q2 Report

Obama vs. McCain: New Survey and Online Discussion Vol. 7, No. 7: September 2008 Obama vs. McCain ...

Who’s Better for Pharma: Obama or McCain?

Who do you plan to vote for?

PhRMA’s New 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.

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.

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.

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.
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