Here Come the Pharma Wikipedians

The Pros and Cons of Pharma Employees Editing Wikipedia Articles. Should pharmaceutical companies appoint employees as Wikipedia 'spokespeople' to perform all edits to Wikipedia articles on behalf of the company?

HealthPrize Teams Up with RealAge to Improve Adherence

Unless taken, medicines don't work. Lack of medication adherence is a major issue contributing to poor health outcomes and higher costs. HealthPrize Technologies believes it has at least part of the solution, which is to provide an innovative approach with an online and mobile-based program that is fun, engaging and educational. This article summarizes the results of a six-month asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pilot study in which HealthPrize partnered with RealAge to test patient engagement with the HealthPrize online and mobile platform.

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 11, No. 11: 27 December 2012

Welcome to Volume 11, Issue #11 (27 December 2012) of Pharma Marketing News.

The Role of Social Media in Managaing Chronic Diseases

The Role of Social Media in Managaing Chronic Diseases Focus on Diabetes and ObesityIn an "Open letter to NPR about Diabetes Social Media piece,"...

Pharma Marketing News Vol. 11, No. 9: 23 October 2012

Welcome to Volume 11, Issue #9 (23 OCT 2012) of Pharma Marketing News.

Are Some DTC Print Ads Too Educational and/or Persuasive?

FDA Plans to Do Two Studies to Find Out

US Drug Shortage & Supply Chain Crisis

Although many pharmaceutical companies actively use Twitter and other social media tools to push out positive news about their companies and products, very few use these tools for systematic support of patients who depend upon their drugs, which may be short supply.

Is There a Cure for Mediocre Pharma Mobile Apps?: Listen Up, New Marketing Grads!

Mobile is the new 'shiny thing' of interest to pharmaceutical marketers. However, most pharma mobile apps that I have seen are pretty mundane as far as marketing/advertising is concerned. What's it going to take to make these apps more interesting and useful?

Multichannel Marketing & Medical Reprints: Putting Science on iPads, Apps, and HCP Websites

The distribution of medical reprints to healthcare professionals (HCPs) by sales reps is not only a logistical problem but a channel problem as well. Reprints Desk helps pharmaceutical companies to deploy copyrighted e-prints and other marketing materials via iPads and other tablets, or via their own apps and websites in a controlled manner as part of a multichannel marketing campaign.

Is Online Pharma Advertising ROI Scalable? Outsize Results on Modest Spends May Not Scale...

At the recent 6th Annual Digital Pharma East conference in Philadelphia, Bill Drummy, CEO of HeartBeat Ideas, argued that 'With digital you can get way more bang for your buck, so you HAVE to think of the digital channel.' Drummy' s message was simple: the ROI of online promotion is an order of magnitude greater than the "typical" 2:1 ROI for non-digital channel promotion. This may be true of small budget campiagns, but is it scaleable to the point where digital promotion gives you a significant bump in sales?
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