This article describes the services offered by DocCheck and specifically focuses on the portal's market research and physician-targeting capabilities, which any pharmaceutical marketer wishing to do professional marketing in Germany should know more about.
Pharma Marketing News hosted an online Pharma Cost Cutting Survey between February 22, 2005, and March 18, 2005. Respondents indicated how likely they thought pharma companies would adopt several cost-cutting strategies within the next six months. This article presents a summary of the results.
Mike Pucci, Vice President of External Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline, discusses his strategy to get the word out about the good that the pharmaceutical industry is doing.
This article presents the basics of blogging and offers several examples of how pharmaceutical companies and marketers can use blogs effectively without shooting themselves in the foot!
Tribal marketing n. A marketing strategy that attempts to create social groups or communities that are centered around a product or service. The credo of tribal marketing is that postmodern people are looking for products and services that not only enable them to be freer, but can also link them to others, to a community, to a tribe.
eDetailing proponents, inside pharma companies and outside, use survey data to justify their arguments for greater spending on eDetails. In some cases, however, the numbers seem to show confusing trends and even may suggest that eDetailing may not be all that it's cracked up to be.
This article summarizes the main points, both pro and con, made by presenters at recent FDA hearing on DTC and includes commentary from expert members of the Pharms Marketing Roundtable, which met to discuss the issues raised at this hearing.
What if pharmaceutical companies actually listened to these physicians? Instead of talking about gaining physician access by sales reps, pharmaceutical companies might provide more access to the kind of representative physicians seem to want -- the medical science liaison or MSL.
Taking a page from the Homeland Security Advisory system, the author proposes a color-coded system for notifying the public about drug risks and links the levels of risk with levels of restrictions on DTC advertising.
Several recent surveys indicate that pharmaceutical companies will spend more money on e-mail marketing to consumers in 2005. Perhaps they should also spend some money and time to ensure that their email campaigns adhere to emerging best practices with regard to privacy, HIPAA, SPAM, and permission-based marketing.