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FDA Turns to Social Media in Digital Transformation of Minority Patient Outreach

FDA Turns to Social Media in Digital Transformation of Minority Patient Outreach

If your perusal of social media reveals a tweet or Facebook post about heart disease, it might be a message from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is betting that social media will be an effective way to deliver heart-healthy messages to minority groups, populations that are at high risk for developing cardiovascular conditions. […]

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Analyzing Internet Searches for Side Effects Shows the Digital Transformation of Drug Research

Analyzing Internet Searches for Side Effects Shows the Digital Transformation of Drug Research

Someday, perhaps in the not too distant future, the dangerous side effects of drugs could be identified and tracked by analyzing Google searches. The Food and Drug Administration is talking with the Internet search giant about using the company’s search technology to identify previously unknown side effects of drugs, according to Bloomberg Business. If the […]

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Keys to Conducting a Successful & Compliant Digital Marketing Pharma Campaign

Keys to Conducting a Successful & Compliant Digital Marketing Pharma Campaign

If pharmaceutical and medical device companies are on the fence about how to incorporate social media into their digital marketing campaigns, they better get moving. The reason is simple: That’s where patients and consumers are. The first place that most people turn to for health information is the Internet. Increasingly, the main way that people access the […]

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FDA Joins Health Care’s Digital Transformation with Drug Shortage Mobile App

FDA Joins Health Care’s Digital Transformation with Drug Shortage Mobile App

Pharmaceutical companies aren’t the only ones changing their approach to medicine to become more digitally focused. The Food and Drug Administration is joining health care’s digital transformation with a new mobile app that will allow health care professionals to track drug shortages. Drug shortages have become a regular problem, first emerging in 2011 and 2012 as supplies […]

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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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Beyond the Pill: New Technologies in Birth Control

Beyond the Pill: New Technologies in Birth Control

Birth control has been around for centuries, long before “the pill” came about in the sixties, but not for contraceptive use, it was actually first released by the FDA as a method to relieve severe menstrual disorders. Historically, it was Gabriel Fallopius, credited with inventing a medicated sheath used to prevent the spread of syphilis, and also […]

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Why Patient Engagement Must Become Part of Pharma R&D

Why Patient Engagement Must Become Part of Pharma R&D

While drug development is ultimately about finding new drugs to treat patients, patients have historically been absent from that process until the time comes to test drugs in clinical trials. But those barriers are coming down. Disease awareness and patient engagement are increasingly crossing over to the R&D side of drug development. Patients must be part of […]

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Patient Engagement and Data Protection: Complying with Regulations in a Digital Age

Patient Engagement and Data Protection: Complying with Regulations in a Digital Age

With ongoing developments in technology and software, there are many more opportunities to foster patient engagement, giving patients the tools to find out more about various medical issues, keep track of health-related measures, and chart the course of their own treatment. However, one of the critical concerns to deal with involves data protection. For example, […]

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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 […]