WASHINGTON: The DC healthcare scene will get a major new player next week when Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA) opens its first Washington office.
CCA, based in New York and London, promotes pharmaceutical icons Viagra and Botox, and helped launch Celebrex. Agency head Bob Chandler says he hopes to represent current clients in public policy battles, as well as tap into the wealth of healthcare associations and hospitals based in the nation's capital.
"The reason we're going to Washington now is that a lot of our clients have been asking if we have a presence there," said Chandler. "We should have done it a year ago.
"We won't be doing lobbying, but we will be engaged in every other way that's important to pharma companies," he added.