What some HCP’s want from pharma

UnknownPOST SUMMARY: HCP’s needs, when it comes to patients and medications are not being met here in the U.S..  Their practices are under enormous pressure from insurers and the conversion to EHR’s but they feel their voices are not being heard. Continue reading »

The media’s ignorance on healthcare costs

UnknownKEY THOUGHT: Even if all prescription drugs were free health care costs would continue to climb because of unhealthy lifestyles.  About half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes, a new study says and the cost of that alone could send healthcare costs into orbit. However, the media is too focused on the cost of prescription drugs. Continue reading »

Pharma sales force becoming obsolete?

No-SolicitingKEY TAKEAWAY: Three years ago, only 35% of U.S. physician practices put tight restrictions on pharma sales staff, according to the latest AccessMonitor report from pharma sales consultants at ZS Associates. As of this spring, it’s 53%.  Are pharma sales people becoming extinct?

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Labor Day in pharma

UnknownKEY THOUGHT: As we approach another Labor Day it’s a good time to realize that working within pharma can be very rewarding if we put good medicine and patients first. Continue reading »

Bernie Sanders attacks pharma

Row of Medication of Shelf

KEY TAKEAWAY: Drug prices, and big pharma, are going to be squarely in the crosshairs of big pharma in the next general election. He echoes the sentiments of a lot of the American Public and you can bet that insurers, as well as politicians, are going to do something about it to win votes. Continue reading »

What do patients want from their doctor?

consumer-healthcare-exchange_chealth-blogKEY TAKEAWAY: As consumers of healthcare, patients want more from their doctors and don’t really understand the need to make an appointment to get prescription renewals.  There may be an opportunity for pharma to help patients engage their doctors online. Continue reading »