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Ex-Sen Nickles Joins Juul Team

Mon, Jul. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Don NIcklesFormer Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles, who is remembered for leading fight to repeal the federal 55 mph speed limit, joins Team Juul Labs.

Spectrum’s Seng Switches to Current

Mon, Jun. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jacelyn SengJacelyn Seng, who was executive VP at Spectrum Science Communications, has joined Interpublic’s Current Global as executive VP-client experience and North American healthcare lead.

DisposeRX Enlists BGR In War Vs. Opioids

Fri, May 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

DIsposeRXBGR Government Affairs is working with DisposeRX, which believes its in-house drug disposal packets can play a major role in combatting the nation's opioid epidemic that kills 130 Americans each day.

Krueger Joins APCO's Health Unit

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark KruegerMark Krueger, who ran his own healthcare constitutency relations consulting firm for 23 years before selling it in 2018, has joined APCO Worldwide as executive director in its New York office.

Public NYC Rolls Out DEFY CBD Perfomance Drink

Fri, May 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

DEFYPublic New York City is working with DEFY, the first mainstream hemp extract performance beverage specifically for athletes. NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis promotes product.

Constant Change is New Normal in Healthcare

Wed, May 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's May '19 PR Firm Rankings MagazineA series of recent technological innovations and the rise of a consumer-driven healthcare ecosystem has transformed the health and life sciences communications landscape, introducing a host of new possibilities for professionals working in the field, and new challenges as well.

Evoke PR & Influence Merges With KYNE

Tue, May 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

David KyneHuntsworth acquires KYNE and plans to merge it with its Evoke PR & Influence unit to create a new entity that chalked up $22.4M in 2018 fee income on O'Dwyer's rankings of healhcare firms.

Weber Shandwick’s Box Takes Evoke Post

Wed, May 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barbara BoxBarbara Box, 15-year Weber Shandwick veteran and North American healthcare lead, has shifted to Evoke PR & Influence as executive VP-strategy & business development.


APCO Adds HHS' Kalavritinos

Mon, May 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jack KalavritinosAPCO Worldwide has recruited Jack Kalavritinos, who was director for intergovernmental & external affairs at the Dept. of Health & Human Services, for a senior director slot.

Five PR Firms Swear Off Tobacco Clients

Fri, May 3, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Big TobaccoOnly five PR firms have joined the Quit Big Tobacco Campaign and pledged not to represent tobacco and e-cigarette clients.

WPP Partners with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Mon, Apr. 8, 2019

By David Bowen

David BowenWPP Health has partnered with with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to use communications to change behaviors regarding public health issues. David Bowen, WPP Health policy/PA chief, says the venture will test whether two dissimilar healthcare organizations can work together successfully to create sustainable benefits for both sides.

W2O’s Svensen Shifts to Lippe Taylor

Wed, Mar. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Megan SvensenMegan Svensen, who did a seven-year stint as managing director at W2O Group, has joined Lippe Taylor as executive VP-healthcare as the New York firm expands its biopharmaceutical and medical device businesses.

What's Next for the FDA?

Tue, Mar. 12, 2019

By David Bowen

David BowenDeparting FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb adopted sound policies in a range of matters ranging from e-cigarettes to opioids to real world evidence. What's next for the FDA? (1 reader comment)

Democratization of Healthcare

Wed, Mar. 6, 2019

By David Bowen

David BowenWhen revolutions happen slowly, it’s easy to miss just how revolutionary they are. One such revolution is the democratization of healthcare that has occurred within living memory.

Ketchum's Jones Joins Finn's Health Unit

Tue, Mar. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tom JonesTom Jones, who headed Ketchum's North American health practice, has joined independent shop Finn Partners as head of the health & wellness practice.

Finn Taps J&J Alum as Medical Advisor

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe HulihanFinn Partners has named Joe Hulihan, MD,  who had headed Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Neuroscience medical affairs team, for the medical advisor slot.

Diffusion Focuses Felix Gray's PR

Tue, Dec. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Felix GrayDiffusion focuses Felix Gray's PR as D-T-C eyewear brand seeks to hike awareness of dangers to exposure to blue light emitted from computer screens, smartphones.

Americans Hunger for Healthcare Info

Tue, Nov. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WeberThe appetite for healthcare information among American consumers continues to rise, according to a new study from Weber Shandwick and KRC Research, but their trust in the information they receive is not keeping pace. (1 reader comment)

Generation Gaps

Wed, Oct. 31, 2018

By Liam Collopy

Liam CollopyTo reach Baby Boomers, healthcare organizations need to promote an active lifestyle and pay closer attention to local media.

Healthcare, Today and Tomorrow

Tue, Oct. 30, 2018

By Sally Bain

Sally BainA reflection on this year’s healthcare media landscape, and some thoughts on where it’s going in 2019. (1 reader comment)