Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals has appointed Burson-Marsteller to provide global comms support across its key therapy brands following a pitch.
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to social media as a way of engaging with consumers, healthcare professionals and media, according to a report by Ogilvy Healthworld.
Healthcare company Bupa is looking for one or two UK agencies that have a global network, for a two-way brief involving reputation building and financial comms.
They say coverage of the crash can lead to witch hunts of people dealing with mental-health issues in the workplace.
UK health charity Nuffield Health has appointed Hopscotch Consulting for a nationwide secondary schools programme to tackle teenage health issues.
Scope Ophthalmics has appointed Road Communications to provide PR support for its branded range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Former Tonic Life London managing director Stéphanie Bunten and associate director Lee-Ann Cameron have launched a boutique health comms agency, called Iris Life Communications.
Smarts Illuminate has won two digital accounts, including working with the NHS for Baywater Healthcare, following its rebrand at the end of last year.
The visually enhanced J&J News Center is geared at media, consumers, staffers, and stakeholders.
Cicero Group has appointed Fiona Cohen, former senior comms director of global healthcare company Baxter, to head its new healthcare practice.
Reports suggest Freuds is receiving millions of pounds to promote junk food while managing the Government's health contract, including its anti-obesity campaign Change4Life.
Tonic Life Communications, part of Huntsworth Health, has made three new hires following the recent appointment of global CEO Mary Smiddy.
Healthcare specialist Just Health Communications is to open a second office, in Southwark, to house its growing team.
Sports nutrition brand Monkey Nutrition has hired Rich Leigh & Co as its first PR agency.
The Royal College of Surgeons has promoted Simon Edwards to director of comms following the departure of Jo Revill.
When I read the PR Week/PRCA survey on Mental Wellbeing, I did so with a sense of relief.
The fear factor is never far away, leading us to distract and comfort ourselves when we should be comforting each other.
The historian Simon Schama said in The Guardian recently that we have become the "look down" generation.
Gosh, what a load of hand-wringing fuss about Robert Phillips' book Trust Me, PR is Dead.
Trust is earned when reputation becomes central to every business decision, but it is a job that requires constant refinement and evolution.
A sure fire way to a strong public profile is being recognised as influential. I've been thinking a lot about the nature of influence lately, mostly through my involvement in putting together a list of the 50 most influential people when it comes to higher education policy.
According to the BBC's Lab UK Project with Cambridge University, I would be happiest if I lived in Fylde, Lancashire.
It has been a fortnight of contrasting fortunes for the UK's two biggest 'sin' industries.
Boards with a high proportion of women outperform all-male boards, yet attitudes are still lagging behind in business.
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MHP Communications has hired Kate Pogson as a director.
Healthcare agency Virgo Health has appointed Tom Griffiths as head of digital from Care UK.
Entertainment PR company the Outside Organisation has hired Robin Invest, the former senior PR manager at Hearst Magazines, as a senior account director.
He started as the technology company's first marketing chief on Wednesday.