Physician Participation in Peer-to-Peer Social Media Sites

This article summaries research data exploring why physicians interested in using online peer-to-peer social communities outnumber by 2 to 1 physicians who are actually using them. Includes suggestions for what these communities must do in order to provide more value to physicians.

Pfizer’s Chapstick Slapstick Facebook Fiasco

If pharma marketers are going to be successful engaging consumers (mostly women) via social media, then they need to be more sensitive about how they portray women in ads and very savvy about how they handle comments (if they allow comments).

The Changing Pharma eDetailing Landscape

A conversation with Monique Levy, VP Research at Manhattan Research, about the changing pharma eDetailing landscape. Ms. Levy discusses how the online pharma promotion landscape has changed, and which types of programs garner the largest audience as well as how the rep relationship is evolving and the role of new technologies such as tablets.

The Changing Role of Pharma Sales Reps

Pharma companies need to drive maximum value out of products and they can't do that with a 'one-size-fits-all' cookie-cutter approach to deploying field forces. Brand managers will look to outsourced providers to take advantage of the expertise these providers can bring to the table. This article is a summary of an interview of Nancy Lurker, CEO of PDI, Inc., which provides promotional outsourced services to healthcare companies.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 10, No. 17: 10 November 2011

Welcome to Volume 10, Issue #17 (10 NOVEMBER 2011) of Pharma Marketing News.

The Pharmaguy Social Media Timeline™: A Record of Social Media Events Impacting the Pharmaceutical...

The long-awaited social media guidance from the FDA -- whenever it arrives -- may turn out to be nothing more than a stamp of approval on activities in which the industry is currently engaged. Practically every issue that FDA guidance is expected to address has already been handled independently by a few pioneering pharmaceutical companies. Rather than waiting for FDA's anti climatic guidelines, Pharmaguy decided to publish The Pharmaguy Social Media Timeline™ now, at a time when the industry already has set precedents in every social media application.

Checking Under the Hood of Pharma Mobile Apps

Let's look 'under the hoods' of two pharma-sponsored mobile apps and compare disclaimers. We'll compare Janssen's PASI calculator, which has an update disclaimer, with the new AFib Educator 2.0 app developed by Sanofi-Aventis.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 10, No. 18: 1 December 2011

Welcome to Volume 10, Issue #18 (1 DECEMBER 2011) of Pharma Marketing News.

Pharma SmartPhone/Tablet Apps: Is There a Regulation for That?

Pharmaceutical marketers have jumped on the mobile application bandwagon as more and more companies roll out health-related applications for smartphones and touchpads such as Apple's iPhone and iPad. But will the FDA regulate certain smartphone apps as medical devices? This article discusses the regulatory and other issues associated with pharma developed or sponsored health apps.

Pharma’s Physician Bailout

The pharmaceutical industry has been very generous in making payments to physicians. Last year (2010), for example, a mere dozen pharmaceutical companies paid $760 million to physicians and other health care providers for consulting, speaking, research and expenses. On average, how much do you think that comes to for every physician in the U.S.?
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