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7 GPP Stories from Social Media, week of 12/9/2011

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We’re mining social media every week for the proverbial gold nuggets for pharmaceutical and medical device sales, marketing, legal, regulatory and compliance. This week has GPP stories about the strategic explosion of iPads in health care, how Pfizer is changing medical grant giving, and how one new app is helping patients and family members understand heart arrhythmias.

Here are our top 7 GPP stories, posted over the last week on our Facebook page or tweeted on our Twitter handle @GPPnews.

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Medical Device Executives Found Guilty

Go Directly to Jail (23/366)

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Three of the four former Synthes executives who pled guilty to charges under the Park Doctrine were sentenced to jail time and large fines recently. The four men were charged for training and supplying doctors with bone cement to repair fractured vertebrae in spinal surgery, an indication that was off-label according to FDA. Continue reading

7 GPP Stories from Social Media, week of 11/25/2011

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We’re mining social media every week for the proverbial gold nuggets for pharmaceutical and medical device sales, marketing, legal, regulatory and compliance. This week has GPP stories about the consequences of getting marketing wrong (including jail time for execs at one company and just-shy-of-a-billion-dollar settlement for another), suggestions on how to get marketing right, and some insights on how to keep up with changing social media. Here are our top 7 GPP stories, posted this week on our Facebook page or tweeted on our Twitter handle @GPPnews.

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Medical Device Marketing: The Upside of Physician Payment Disclosures

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Marketing the positive. It is what medical device marketers try to do every day. Recently, I spoke with a few medical device companies about physician payment disclosures. Everyone wants to do the right thing. However they don’t want to reveal too much,  perceiving this as negative news. I disagree.

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7 GPP Stories from Social Media, 11/11/11

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We’re mining social media every week for the proverbial gold nuggets for pharmaceutical and medical device sales, marketing, legal, regulatory and compliance. This week has updates on DOJ enforcement, patient perspectives, and getting more from the Web we weave. Here’s our top 7 GPP stories, posted this week on our Facebook page or tweeted on our Twitter handle @GPPnews.

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