Med Communications Attending Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) 2018 Annual Meeting

Med Communications’ Dr. Christian Ionesco will be attending the Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Annual Meeting February 12-13 to represent our Global Medical Affairs Services and our International Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is the largest Life Sciences conference in Switzerland. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing biological sciences within the Swiss Academic Community, and to addressing the social, ethical, and economic issues raised by the rapid progress of the biomedical and life sciences. LS2 supports researchers by organizing events and workshops, […]

02/12/18|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference 2018

Med Communications’ expert team of all-inclusive, complete regulatory solutions will be at booth 14 on January 22-24, 2018 at the DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference.

Various objectives of this conference include leading the implementation of an integrated signal detection and management project, recognizing the advantages of various data visualization tools, identifying strengths and limitations of specific data sources and methods for signal detection and evaluation. Attendees will also focus on interpreting outputs from automated quantitative signal detection methods (data mining results), discuss setting […]

01/17/18|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Pharmacist Day

Friday, January 12 is National Pharmacist Day. Thank you to all the pharmacists here at Med Communications!NationalPharmacistDay

01/10/18|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 11th Annual Medical Information and Communications Conference – Europe 2017

The 11th Annual Medical Information and Communications Conference is in Barcelona, Spain on November 15-16, 2017. Med Communications will be attending and exhibiting at Booth #3. As described by the conference’s website, “This is a unique meeting organized by medical information professionals for medical information professionals.” We are proud to have our own Senior Director of Global Medical Services, Isha Bhattacharyya, on the Program Committee for this DIA conference. The conference provides a great opportunity to network with other medical information professionals and participate in interactive workshops with speakers […]

11/08/17|Conference, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Previous Med Comm Fellows: Where Are They Now?

The Med Communications 12-month medical information fellowship has its roots in 2006 and has provided graduating pharmacists opportunities for career paths within the pharmaceutical industry ever since.

Fellows gain practical experience in responding to inquiries from health care professionals and patients, writing and editing medical information publications, evaluating medical literature, and reporting adverse event and product complaints. Other opportunities include involvement in new product launches, sales representative support, and travel to interact on site with pharma/biotech clients.

Many previous Med Comm fellows continued with Med Comm after […]

10/20/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments

October is American Pharmacists’ Month

Pharmacists are the most knowledgeable health care professionals regarding medications and their uses. Regardless of the practice setting, pharmacists provide valuable information on drug interactions, medication side effects, missed doses, and a plethora of other types of information to both patients and other health care providers.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) sponsors American Pharmacists’ Month every October to promote pharmacists and their medication expertise and significant roles within the health care team and in patient care. Pharmacists practice in a variety of settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, […]

10/07/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Honoring an FDA Hero: Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey

In August, Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey passed away, and she is important to history because she is regarded as the heroine that saved the US from the Thalidomide tragedy that struck the rest of the world and prompted the passing of the 1962 Kefauver Harris Amendment to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

In the 1960s a drug company by the name of Marion Merrell Dow which produced familiar drugs such as Cardizem, Gaviscon, Nicorette, and Cepacol submitted an NDA (New Drug Application) for approval of […]

09/16/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Med Communications International Officially Opens European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Memphis, Tennessee – September 1, 2015 – Med Communications International announced today that it has opened its European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Med Communications International will continue to expand its services throughout Europe from this central location. Establishing a European presence reinforces Med Communications’ commitment to being the best-in-class global provider of medical affairs services for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries.

“Opening our office in Geneva is a significant step in our company’s 17-year history”, said Dr. Allen Scoggin, President and CEO of Med […]

09/01/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Med Communications Announces 2016-2017 Medical Information Fellowship Positions

Med Communications is excited to announce that we are looking for two competitive candidates for the Medical Information Fellowship for the 2016-17 year after a two year hiatus. This one-year fellowship will introduce the fellow to the medical affairs component of industry and engage with pharmacy students in the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy as a preceptor and lecturer. Previous fellows are currently working as senior-level inquiry medical information specialists and medical writers, medical science liaisons, business and medical content management, and two are working […]

08/17/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prescription Drug Promotion and the Health Care Provider

Prescription Drug Promotion and the Health Care Provider

Almost all of us have been exposed to prescription drug advertising at some point in our lives.  Whether we are halfway listening to the TV during commercials or flipping through the latest issue of our favorite magazine, there is no denying pharma’s far reaching influence on both consumers and health care providers (HCPs).

An analysis by market research firm Kantar Media estimates that pharma spent $4.5 billion on prescription drug advertising in 2014, which is up almost $2 billion […]

08/03/15|Uncategorized|0 Comments