The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has hired Ogilvy Government Relations to guide the trade group’s input into the rule-making process connected with the new healthcare reform law.

Key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are slated to go into effect in 2014.

PhRMA also is seeking Ogilvy’s guidance on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization, healthcare copyright/patient trademark and Medicare/Medicaid.

Steve Tilton, who joined Ogilvy from the VP-federal affairs post at PhRMA, is handling the account. He was PhRMA’s key Congressional liaison and worked the earlier reauthorization of PDUFA.

Tilton is teamed on the PhRMA business with Mike Hogan, former deputy chief of staff to retiring Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.