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Hashtags, Digital Marketing, and Medical Issues

Capitalizing on new social media strategies is imperative for every industry, but with spreading the word regarding medical issues the subject matter can be dire. In the life sciences and medical industries, digital marketing plays a huge role in advancing one’s company in an ever-evolving landscape and can determine said organization’s relevance to consumers. In today’s blog post, we’re taking a look at digital marketing’s easiest and arguably most crucial practice: hashtags. Are you implementing the hashtag (#) the best you can? What practices should one follow when using hashtags? Let’s take a look together!

Hashtags make Twitter and other…

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The Top 10 Diabetes Drugs by Sales

If you’re reading this post, you’re likely involved in the world of diabetes in some way — either as a patient yourself or as a supporter of a loved one that is diabetic. What drugs have you used to treat diabetes in your life? You could have that medicine/treatment in common with others affected by diabetes. Just below, FiercePharma has compiled the 2016 sales rankings of diabetes drugs, based on data from EvaluatePharma. The following graphic breaks down this information by drug class, drug name, pharmaceutical company, and sales, all compiled into an easy-to-understand…

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Just Announced: The First and Only Life Science Investor Relations Forum

BrochureExL Events has just announced the industry’s first annual Life Science Investor Relations Forum, hosted on September 7–8, 2017 in Boston, MA. This inaugural event will bring together investor relations professionals to address the diverse set of challenges faced in the life science industry. We’ve assembled an expert speaking faculty who will provide two content-packed days of thought-provoking dialogue. This engaging and informative event will also offer ample networking time for IR professionals.

“We’re excited about this conference. We’ve had professionals tell…

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Pfizer Executive Previews the 8th Clinical Quality Oversight Forum in New Interview

One of our esteemed faculty speakers recently sat down with AppliedClinicalTrialsOnline.com to discuss clinical trial quality events, which of course led to some greatly appreciated ExL conference previews! The subject of this interview is Dr. Jonathan Rowe, Executive Director and Head of Clinical Development Quality Performance and Risk Management, at Pfizer. Jonathan is speaking at our 8th Clinical Quality Oversight Forum and touches on his upcoming session in the interview.

Rowe, who recently spoke at ExL’s CROWN Congress, also answers questions regarding Pfizer’s tactics for managing clinical trial…

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13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit to Be Held November 6–7, 2017 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

The 13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit will be held on November 6–7, 2017 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. This interactive summit attracts 200+ senior-level meeting professionals working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and acts as their annual gathering to learn, engage, and network.

With well over 60% of the 2016 audience representing meeting planners and with 57% of them having more than 10 years of experience in the events industry, this is the ideal forum to learn from and meet with industry veterans to understand current trends, innovation and efficient strategies for optimizing medical meeting…

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GSK Acquires PRV for ViiV’s Two-Drug HIV Therapy, Beating Gilead to Billion-Dollar Market

Late last week, ViiV Healthcare filed applications with both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the world’s first two-drug HIV maintenance therapy. The treatment will also be the first of its kind on the market thanks to a surprising priority review voucher (PRV) acquisition by ViiV’s majority owner, GlaxoSmithKline – capitalizing on the multi-billion-dollar HIV market four months earlier than competitors Gilead’s HIV treatment.

Instead of the usual 10-month application process, this PRV allows ViiV, and therefore GSK, to have it completed in six months. For more information on PRVs, check out…

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The Benefits of Clinical Trials for Cancer Patients, According to a Survivor

Twelve years after T.J. Sharpe’s successful melanoma surgery, the husband and father-of-two saw the return of his skin cancer. Faced once again with the unexpected realization of mortality after more than a decade of remission, a clinical trial helped ensure Sharpe would see his children grow up. This patient and survivor is helping spread the word about clinical trials, and how they should be an available option for others like him.

The return of Sharpe’s melanoma was accompanied by a predicted life expectancy of less than two years. He was adamant on…

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Top 10 U.S. Pharma Patent Losses of 2017

As we come approach the midway mark of 2017, we can’t help but wonder how the passage of time is affecting the pharmaceutical industry. Regarding U.S. patents on certain drugs, some big-name pharma companies are looking at big-time losses in 2017. Companies like Takeda, Pfizer, Gilead, Eli Lilly, and Bristol-Myers Squibb are doing their best to hold onto these coveted drug patents, but odds are that they won’t have such great luck. According to a recently published content report from FiercePharma, a handful of popular drug patents in the U.S. are expiring.

To give you an idea…

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Top 10 Pharma R&D Budgets

Since drug pricing was a noted talking point of the 2016 presidential election, it might not come as a surprise that R&D budgets in the pharmaceutical industry have seen big cuts as a result. And while this comes across as a negative, reduced spending on pharma R&D – though resulting in staff cuts, restructured operations, and more – actually resulted in positive percentage terms in sales. Luckily for us, FierceBiotech has made this information easy to understand in a recently published content report.

R&D spending varied from company to company, but overall,…

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ExL Partners with the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS)!

ExL Events is excited to announce that we’ve been selected as the exclusive conference partner on a series of promotional, event service, and content exchange with the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS)! While MAPS is a relatively new association, it has proved itself as one of the most formidable organizations in the medical affairs segment. MAPS has been impressing the ExL team since we started covering it in the early 2000s. Find out more about our new partner below!

ExL Events’ co-founder and COO, Ethan Denkensohn, had this to say about the exciting…

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