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Pharma Digital Marketing Faces FDA Scrutiny on Social Media

Pharma Digital Marketing Faces FDA Scrutiny on Social Media

Companies pursuing digital marketing strategies for their pharmaceutical products might want to exercise some additional caution. By now, companies are well aware that the Food and Drug Administration scrutinizes the drug claims companies make on their websites. But the regulator is also paying attention to pharma posts on social media. Recently, the FDA issued warning letters to […]

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New FDA Guidance Could Support Digital Transformation in Medical Devices

New FDA Guidance Could Support Digital Transformation in Medical Devices

The digital transformation sweeping across health care is moving quickly. Like most things regarding technology, regulation is slow to keep up, but the Food and Drug Administration’s perspective on regulating new wearable technology and mobile apps is getting a little clearer. The agency recently issued draft guidance stating that it wouldn’t regulate “low-risk” devices that are intended […]

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Trying to Connect with Physicians? What Marketers Need to Know

Trying to Connect with Physicians? What Marketers Need to Know

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers put the majority of their resources behind direct marketing. While they’re most visible to the consuming public through television commercials and Internet advertising, they approach physicians very differently. According to The Pew Trust, the pharmaceutical industry spent more than $24 billion marketing to physicians and just $3 billion promoting their merchandise to […]

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How to Optimize Technology Spend: Production VS. Audio Visual

How to Optimize Technology Spend: Production VS. Audio Visual

Regarding technology spend, one of the most important elements to consider is understanding the difference between a production company and an audio visual company. Both organizations are external vendors that exist to help deliver the message to the event(s)’ audiences. In terms of the specific roles each vendor plays, and how that impacts the technology […]

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How to Optimize Technology Spend – Value

How to Optimize Technology Spend – Value

When it comes to optimizing technology spend, the objective is to strike the perfect balance between ensuring the meeting owner’s vision and message are portrayed and key business objectives are met….without overspending. In addition, the content presented at medical education events must meet exacting standards for integrity and accountability. As meeting planners from pharma, biotech […]

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FDA’s Restrictive Twitter Guidance Undermines Customer Experience for Pharma

FDA’s Restrictive Twitter Guidance Undermines Customer Experience for Pharma

Guest Blog by Zoe Dunn, Principal at Hale Advisors There are a lot of good POVs on the FDA’s recent Draft Guidance around Social Media (a sampling here, here, here and here). So at Hale Advisors, we decided to focus on a couple of items that caught our attention: Correction of Misinformation As we wrote last fall […]

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Creating a Holistic Experience Online – Pharma’s Next Step

Creating a Holistic Experience Online – Pharma’s Next Step

Staying ahead of the competition as a pharma company means going beyond offering certain medications or drugs. It means improving the overall experience that patients have when they turn to you for products and services. A recent article from Forbes on the digital transformation of pharma companies discusses the possibilities of pharma companies using the […]

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The Increasingly Fragmented Marketplace

The Increasingly Fragmented Marketplace

Guest Blog by Scott Monty When social media began to truly take off in the mainstream some three to four years ago, it became clear that there were additional outposts where brands needed to spend their time and resources. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more became de rigueur in the marketer’s playbook. So, teams were assembled […]

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Elevating Customer Centricity through Proper Prescription Documentation

Elevating Customer Centricity through Proper Prescription Documentation

The use of prescription drugs is widespread. Based on data collected over the span of three years, the CDC estimates that, in the U.S. alone, a little over 48% of the population has been using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days. With the widespread use of drugs also comes the possibility […]