Medical journals may soon become the pharmaceutical industry's newest physician marketing partner. This article summarizes some of the pros and cons of FDA's Good Reprint Practices Guidance and presents preliminary results of a reader survey on the topic.
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.
Guerrilla marketing has been known to close down a whole city (Boston) and thereby draw tremendous media attention to the brand being promoted. But is this a tactic that is appropriate for pharmaceutcal products?
This article is a review of an industry conference presentation that focused focused on leveraging eDetailing for effective closed-loop marketing campaigns.
Welcome to the October, 2008 issue of Pharma Marketing News.
This article, written by a marketer with firsthand experience, provides an overview of the pharmaceutical markets and promotional practices in India.
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.
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.