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Healthcare Costs Zoom, Hitting PR Firms, Companies

Mon, May 21, 2018

By O'Dwyer's Editorial Staff

Betsy McCaugheySince 20 million Americans opted not to take either Obamacare or private plans, the cost of the private plans in 2018 will be nearly triple the rates of 2013.

ADM's McBean Joins Astellas

Fri, Apr. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ColinMcBeanArcher Daniels Midland's Colin McBean has been hired by Japanese pharmaceuticals house Astellas as senior director of product and brand communications, a new post.

Finsbury Works Takeda's Sweetened Bid for Shire

Tue, Apr. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TakedaFinsbury is handling Takeda Pharmaceuticals' fifth bid for rare drug specialist Shire PLC of Dublin. It would be the biggest takeover of a western company by a Japanese firm.

KYNE Invests in Medit

Tue, Apr. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Julie O'DonnellKYNE, specialty healthcare communications firm, has taken an investment stake in Medit, an artificial intelligence based medical education platform.

Edelman Health Founder Turett Joins APCO

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nancy TurettNancy Turett, who founded and led Edelman Global Health and its Health Barometer, has joined APCO in New York as executive director.

Gillespie Moves into WCG President Post

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Angela GillespieAngela Gillespie, who returned to W2O two years ago as healthcare practice leader & chief strategy officer, has been named president of its W2O wcg unit. She reports to Jennifer Gottlieb, W2O president.

B-M Recruits Lee for No. 2 Health Slot

Tue, Jan. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Avril LeeBurson-Marsteller has named Avril Lee deputy global healthcare practice chair. Stationed in London, the former managing director of MSL Group's UK & EMEA health unit, will join the WPP unit Feb. 19.

APCO Enrolls ObamaCare Pro Manchester

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brittany ManchesterBrittney Manchester, who handled media outreach for signing up people for ObamaCare, has joined APCO Worldwide as senior associate director of its healthcare practice. (1 reader comment)

GCI's Engel to energi PR

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Stephanie EngelStephanie Engel, senior VP-consumer at GCI Canada, has shifted to energi PR as senior VP-client services. (1 reader comment)

Health Group Adds Two Sister Agencies

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Evoke GroupEvoke Group, the umbrella entity of health marketing brands launched by Huntsworth Health unit Evoke Health, has added Huntsworth sister agencies Tonic Life Communications and nitrogen health to its platform.

Cellphone Health Advocates Warn on Gifts to Children

Sat, Dec. 23, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Frank CleggAdvocates of safe cellphone use, including former Microsoft exec Frank Clegg, are urging parents not to give phones or Wi-Fi enabled toys to their children. (1 reader comment)

5G Wi-Fi, Backed by Trump, Appears Unstoppable

Thu, Dec. 21, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

5G transmittersDeployment of 5G wireless Wi-Fi internet service, backed President Trump, appears like a done deal but health advocates are not giving up. (6 reader comments)

Beiser Covers Kaiser Permanente's PR

Tue, Dec. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kathryn BeiserKathryn Beiser, one-time global chair of Edelman's corporate practice, will join Kaiser Permanente Jan. 8 as senior VP/chief communications officer. (4 reader comments)

Calif. Health Dept. Warns on Cellphone Use

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Karen SmithKeep cellphones away from your body and don’t sleep near one at night, says the California Dept. of Public Health. (4 reader comments)


Doubts Expressed about Physical Therapy

Mon, Nov. 27, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Physical therapyAmericans spend an estimated $30 billion yearly on physical therapy to attack aches and pains. Doubts remain as to the effectiveness of the treatments. (1 reader comment)

Wi-Fi Foes Battle Industry-Backed U.S. Laws

Mon, Nov. 20, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

MoveOn.orgGroups that oppose the spread of Wi-Fi and cellphone hardware are trying to stop bills before Congress that would block control of transmitters by cities. (1 reader comment)