Leslie Dach, formerly the communications leader at Walmart, will join the Department of Health and Human Services as a senior counselor to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Gibson-Wright returned to MSLGroup in June from her role as global PR leader for medical diagnostics at GE Healthcare, having worked at the company since 2010.
The winning firm will be tasked with services including blogging and posting to social media, as well as creating online content, reports, fact sheets, video scripts, talking points or speeches, briefings, and senior-level presentations.
Sandler will manage health initiatives for all Mars brands, which span confectionary and savory foods and include Skittles, Orbit Gum, and Uncle Ben's.
Earlier in her career, Nayar served as head of strategy and capability development for policy, external affairs, and communications at Pfizer for 14 years.
Healthcare services company UDG Healthcare has acquired specialist PR agencies Galliard and Nyxeon in a deal worth £13m.
The WPP firm is working with Special Olympics International on a pro-bono basis with its sports marketing specialty group, The Fan Experience, leading account work.
The New Jersey-based pharma company has brought on Brian McCullough, Mark Bennett, and Joseph Hathaway for the roles.
Uhlendorf was most recently VP of communications and public affairs at PhRMA.
Wonson is leading the company's corporate communications, media relations, investor relations, and internal communications activities for 23andMe.
The Food and Drug Administration proposed social media and Internet guidelines for pharmaceutical and medical products on Tuesday.
The healthcare network is emphasizing that it is the only network of care dedicated to children and expectant mothers in Northern California.
Community Health Councils has dubbed August as Hypertension Awareness Month and is planning a corresponding campaign called "Know Your Digits. Be in Control."
Amber Meredith and Michele Schimmel have been named to deputy director roles in Marina Maher's consumer and health and well-being practices. The firm has also hired David Richeson from Fenton.
Google disrupted in China on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre; White House looks to Cleveland Clinic for next VA chief; GM apologizes for sending recall notices to victims' families; NRA takes back criticism of fellow pro-gun group.
Legacy, the public health foundation that directs and funds the Truth smoking-prevention campaign, has selected Ketchum as its PR AOR.
Bob Chandler, cofounder and principal of Chandler Chicco Companies and president of InVentiv Health Communications, talks with PRWeek about changes in the healthcare industry and getting ready for what he calls "small r retirement."
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The California Department of Public Health is looking for a firm to run its anti-tobacco campaign. The account is worth up to $1.3 million over two years.
Texas' Health and Human Services agencies have issued an RFP for marketing firms to assist with communications, public awareness, and education.
PRWeek looks into the work of the key communicators on the opposing sides during US drugs company Pfizer's £69bn play for unwilling UK takeover target AstraZeneca.
The pharmaceutical asset-trading market is red hot.
The Independent splashed this week on a story highlighting lobbyist John Murray as a conduit between medical suppliers and the policymaking of NHS England.
The Obama administration, state agencies, and insurance companies have readied aggressive marcomms campaigns as a six-month enrollment period into health-insurance exchanges is set to begin.
Pharmaceutical companies and their PR partners are working hard to increase positive perceptions of the industry in France, one of the most populous countries in Europe, following a scandal that shattered trust in the industry.