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Inside the Opioid Crisis: The Intersection of Policy, Industry, and Health Outcomes

Inside the Opioid Crisis: The Intersection of Policy, Industry, and Health Outcomes

July 31, 2017 — Guest commentary by Michael Parenti America’s opioid crisis is a major issue and the subject of ongoing debate. But before we can begin to tackle this problem, we need to take a look at the policy decisions that got us here. War has a way of embedding itself within the public consciousness. […]

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Coalition Commentary: How Information Flows … or Doesn’t

Coalition Commentary: How Information Flows … or Doesn’t

Commentary from Jack Angel, Coalition for Healthcare Communication Education Foundation Executive Director Oct. 25, 2016 – The Coalition for Healthcare Communication is dedicated to monitoring and resisting efforts by any organization, including our government, to restrict the free flow of truthful, scientific information. It is a fact that a great deal of scientific information flows […]

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Kamp: Pharma Needs to Step up to Stem Opioid Abuse

Oct. 17, 2016 – In a recent guest commentary in PM360, Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director John Kamp praised Pfizer for its opioid agreement with the City of Chicago and called on the pharmaceuticals industry to engage now in the fight to help stem the tide of opioid addiction. In the PM360 piece, “In […]

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Study Shows ACA Increases Use of Rx Drugs, Decreases Out-of-pocket Spending

Study Shows ACA Increases Use of Rx Drugs, Decreases Out-of-pocket Spending

Aug. 19, 2016 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in increases in the use of prescription drugs and decreases in out-of-pocket spending, according to the RAND Corporation, which conducted a study of how expanded insurance coverage has affected populations that are at risk for high health spending.  Health Affairs, which described the results […]

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Gender and Healthcare Communications

Gender and Healthcare Communications

By Nick Colucci, Publicis Health CEO July 21, 2016 — I was moved by a recent op-ed in The New York Times written by former hedge fund trader and CEO of Everytable Sam Polk, which shed harsh light on how the persistence of “bro” talk continues to isolate and keep down women working in Wall […]

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Coalition Rising Leaders Conference: Industry Advocacy Will Help Shape Healthcare’s Political Landscape

May 17, 2016 — Healthcare policy improvements are underway in Washington, and industry advocacy makes a difference—that was the recurring message from speakers to an overflow audience of rising leaders in the healthcare communication industry as they met in Washington last week for an overview of healthcare policy in the evolving political landscape. “Much of the […]

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Drug Companies Should Be Able to Share Information with Payers

May 2, 2016 – In order to make reasonable coverage decisions about new medicines, payers need access to information from drug companies about those medicines prior to their FDA approval, a practice that currently is restricted under FDA policy, according to a recent blog post in The Catalyst, a Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America […]

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Industry More Than Ready for FDA Off-label Communications Guidance

Feb. 2, 2016 – The FDA’s recent announcement regarding which new and revised guidance documents it plans to publish in 2016 includes four long-awaited guidance documents by the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP). “While the agency has been pondering its options, consumers and health professionals are expecting the industry to move forward and participate […]

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