WASHINGTON: InVentiv Health has launched a health policy firm called Breakaway Policy Strategies.
The shop is a joint venture with the partners of Washington-based government affairs firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.
Breakaway provides strategic policy guidance, research, and analysis to healthcare stakeholders dealing with new guidelines from federal and state policymakers.
Dean Rosen, former health policy director for Sen. Majority Leader William Frist (R-TN), will lead the joint venture. Rick Smith, former EVP for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America, and former Walgreens head of policy Margaret Novak have also taken positions at the firm.