Healthcare: The Week in Healthcare

Health PR wins GSK brief.

GSK has appointed Just Health PR to handle a patient awareness campaign on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Just Health's brief is to help sufferers understand the condition and recognise when to consult a healthcare professional. Senior consultant Laura Chambers will lead the campaign.

Adventis Health, the healthcare comms arm of Adventis Group, is closing down its business due to continuing losses. Adventis has announced an 'orderly wind down' of its health business, which should be completed by the end of the year. It is expected that all 24 staff of Adventis Health will be redeployed or made redundant.

Algeta, the biotech firm specialising in cancer treatments, has appointed Mike Booth as senior vice-president, comms and corporate affairs. He joins from investor relations firm Trout International in London and will handle global corporate comms and investor relations for the firm.

Janssen, the pharma firm, picked up five awards at the PM Society's Digital Media Awards last week, including two for its Psoriasis 360 social media campaign.

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