Tag Archives: pharma

Creating and Maintaining a Strategic KOL Management and Engagement System

Across the pharmaceutical sector, regulatory and access issues have reshaped interactions with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). And with KOL interactions affecting everything from clinical development to product launch, the issue of strategically managing these critical exchanges looms large for small

Role of Medical Affairs Increasing in Oncology Launch

The Medical Affairs function plays a vital role in a host of oncology activities, including identification and engagement of Key Thought Leaders to guidance of commercial strategies and launch resources management. It is becoming increasingly apparent that a successful launch

Frustrations of a Pharmaceutical Market Researcher…

Not that long ago, I was updating a key research project here at Best Practices; and as usual, I was waiting on approval from our research manager. The approval delay made me agitated, but not nearly as much as when

Overcoming Regulatory Risks and Gaining Critical Insights through Social Media Listening

The pharmaceutical industry as a whole has struggled to delve into the social media world. The main reason for this is due to regulatory restrictions, with organizations fearful to engage in online conversations with patients due to the perceived high

Seven Important Steps to Seamless Pharmaceutical Advisory Board Management

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies seeking guidance on clinical trials, marketing campaigns assessment, or product reimbursement strategies turn towards the expertise provided by key advisory boards. However, managing successful advisory boards today comes at a cost, which can be anywhere

As Mobile Surpasses Desktop Search, Poll of Digital Marketers Finds Industry Divided on Pharma’s Next Steps

In a digital advertising conference yesterday, Google announced that mobile searches have surpassed desktop searches in the U.S. and numerous other countries. This is big news, but a not necessarily stunning development to anyone paying close attention to the inexorable

New Study Published: Advisory Board Management at Large Pharma & Device Companies

Best Practices, LLC just published a new research report on Advisory Board Management. The report examines how Advisory Boards at large, mid-cap, and small companies are able to organize, recruit and plan such critical product shaping think tanks. An effective

One Way to Please the Boss (& the Boss’s Boss): Crafting Highly Effective Executive Briefs

A quick peek behind the curtain at the Best Practices Research Center and a Most Interesting Case that recently landed on my desk. We are a consulting firm whose clients work mainly in the pharma and biotech sector.  As a

Google Life Sciences Making Strides to Get Under Our Skin (for Good Reasons)

Six months ago, I wrote a blog about how Google and Apple were pushing into the healthcare industry with their innovative apps – Google’s and Alcon Labs’ “smart” contact lens and Apple’s foray into new health apps that track everything

Patient Centricity Has Arrived. Bigger Question: Where Is It Headed?

Patients have always been on pharma’s radar, though it has historically been as a target of marketing (the most obvious being Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising).  But now under the banner of Patient Centricity, pharma companies large and small are

Six Digital Marketing Trends that will Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015

The pharma sector has long trailed more consumer and tech-savvy industries in the uptake of digital media for marketing their products. Uncertainty around industry regulations and how to safely interact with patients and physicians have prevented many large pharma organizations

Medical Affairs Consortium: Impact Measures, Globalization & Compliance

On November 6, 2014 Best Practices, LLC hosted the 1st roundtable of the 2014-2015 Medical Affairs’ Consortium. The roundtable brought together leaders from: Baxter, Crescendo, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Santen Inc., Teva, and Upsher-Smith. Leaders from

How To: Stop “No” From Being a 4-Letter Word

Not too long ago, a colleague jokingly compared me to a consigliere. (Think Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”). He said he didn’t know how I got any work done, as people wander in and out of my office to speak

5 Things Pharma Professionals Need to Know About Big Data

Big Data has its roots in a set of statistical methods called econometrics A main feature of the finance, biology, and the social sciences is the apparent randomness of the behaviors being measured. Econometrics exists to distill the random and