Pharmaceutical Executive, Feb 2, 2006 - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Pharmaceutical Executive, Feb 2, 2006
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Agency Best Practice in Regulatory Compliance
By Wayne L. Pines , Ilyssa Levins
The pharmaceutical industry imposes higher standards on advertising, PR, and medical education agencies than any other industry, except perhaps the financial services sector. Agencies need to keep up with constantly changing rules for advertising and promoting drugs or devices.
Feelings Outweigh Facts
By David Rees
Imagine a person sitting alone in his living room suffering through a pounding migraine, while the rest of his family sits together around the kitchen table. He wants to join them, but his symptoms render him motionless. Now, imagine he has the choice to take two different drugs that promise to alleviate symptoms of his migraine. Drug A promises to help at the source of the problem by decreasing the frequency of swollen blood vessels around the brain, while drug B promises migraine-free days with more time to spend with the family. What do you think he would choose?
The Low Cost of High-Impact Ads
By Barbara Orr , Gary Beresky
All things considered, POS is undervalued and therefore underutilized, given its inherent potential to build recognition and increase demand.
Forward-Looking Intelligence
By Bill Fiora
Pharma companies spend the most money looking at what their competitors have already done. Here, three companies explain how competitive intelligence should work.
The Fair and Balanced Road of DTC
By Lesley R. Frank
At the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC), our goal is to assure that prescription drug promotion is not false or misleading, and that it presents a balanced picture of a drug's risks, as well as its benefits.
e-Marketing at the Tipping Point
By David L. Stern
In 2004, US growth hormone sales reached nearly $711 million. But harsh restrictions on growth hormone treatments and their abuse as "lifestyle drugs" have injected controversy into the market. How can pharma ensure that its marketing efforts for products that help millions of children and adults reach the right targets?
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Backpage: Doctors with Attitudes
By Barbara Winkelman
Accredited CME providers place a lot of value on understanding doctors' preferences and opinions. To better educate themselves, providers perform ongoing needs assessments to determine educational requirements, and actively survey clinicians for feedback on industry hot topics.
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Introduction: Opportunites and Challenges
By Jeannette Park
As 2006 gets under way, changes in the industry are creating new opportunites for product managers, along with a landslide of challenges. Blockbuster drugs that represent 50 to 60 percent of pharmaceutical sales will come off patent in the next few years, and with consumer awareness now greater than ever, product managers need to work even harder to keep up. The articles in this volume address these growing concerns.

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