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Finn Partners acquires Paris-based Medical & Health Consulting

Finn Partners acquires Paris-based Medical & Health Consulting

Medical & Health Consulting represents biopharma, health technology and medical device companies and professional medical associations.

FleishmanHillard and Ketchum dominate ICCO Global Awards

FleishmanHillard and Ketchum dominate ICCO Global Awards

FleishmanHillard won four awards and Ketchum bagged a hat trick at this year's ICCO Global Awards in London.

Agency and clinical services giant acquires CanaleComm for $31m

Agency and clinical services giant acquires CanaleComm for $31m

UDG Healthcare has acquired San Diego-based Canale Communications for up to $31m (£24m), continuing its 2019 spending spree on both sides of the Atlantic.

Newswire offers free assessments to tech, healthcare companies

Newswire offers free assessments to tech, healthcare companies

The appraisals will help companies get the most out of their comms and marketing campaigns, the platform said.

Finn Partners hires Diana Scott as health practice partner

Finn Partners hires Diana Scott as health practice partner

Scott joined the agency last week, reporting to Kristie Kuhl, managing partner of the health practice.

Engine | MHP joins global drive to prevent childhood pneumonia deaths

Engine | MHP joins global drive to prevent childhood pneumonia deaths

A death counter is being used in a powerful social media campaign by Engine | MHP to raise awareness that childhood pneumonia is the world's biggest infectious disease killer of children - claiming more than 800,000 lives annually.

Kannalife brings on Padilla

Kannalife brings on Padilla

Kannalife's CEO wants people to know there's a difference between cannabis and cannabinoid therapeutics.

W2O makes another acquisition: Scientific creative firm Radius Digital Science

W2O makes another acquisition: Scientific creative firm Radius Digital Science

Radius will become part of W2O Science, the agency's newly formalized science unit.

Virgo Health promotes Michael Platt to New York MD

Virgo Health promotes Michael Platt to New York MD

The position is newly created.

The doctor will interact with you now

The doctor will interact with you now

Health Influencer 50 number one Michael Phelps is a prime example of the numerous high-profile influences on people's awareness across a whole gamut of issues that is completely changing the face of healthcare.

Exclusive: Portland founder Tim Allan steps down

Exclusive: Portland founder Tim Allan steps down

One of the UK's most successful political-corporate advisors, Tim Allan, is leaving the agency, Portland, he founded 18 years ago to pursue other interests.

W2O acquires medical comms firm ISO.health

W2O acquires medical comms firm ISO.health

The London-based agency will become W2O iso after the deal closes.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Monday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Monday morning

2019 Health Influencer 50; Hims & Hers' CEO tackles stigma, shame and healthcare access.

No more 'hot dog procurement': centralizing systems at Kaiser Permanente

No more 'hot dog procurement': centralizing systems at Kaiser Permanente

Kathryn Beiser, SVP and CCO at Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, discusses the ongoing changes in the communications department.

Health influencers have crucial role in election landscape

Health influencers have crucial role in election landscape

PRWeek and MM&M present the annual Health Influencer 50 list, featuring celebrities and citizen activists making waves in the health ecosphere.

Covered California hires IPG trio Weber, Golin, Axis for enrollment push

Covered California hires IPG trio Weber, Golin, Axis for enrollment push

The three-year contract has a budget of $2.5 million per year.

Marina Maher Communications selects Jennifer O'Neill as healthcare MD

Marina Maher Communications selects Jennifer O'Neill as healthcare MD

She joins from Lippe Taylor.

CDC re-ups with Porter Novelli on child development campaign

CDC re-ups with Porter Novelli on child development campaign

The account could be worth up to $2.7 million.

FTI hires two public affairs execs

FTI hires two public affairs execs

Both Sonja Nesbit and Erica Elliott Richardson are based in Washington, DC.

Y&R PR hires Pfizer alum Dean Mastrojohn

Y&R PR hires Pfizer alum Dean Mastrojohn

He'll focus on healthcare and pharma clients.

Analysis

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Many firms' policies put little to no daylight between vaping and Big Tobacco.

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Some dismiss it as a cheap stunt, but experts say the campaign could help young consumers.

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

The mystery behind one of the hottest Insta stars to emerge on the social media platform has finally been broken. PR pros wade in to Eugene's eggcellent campaign.

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

The pharma company has put on a full-court press in response to reports by Reuters and The New York Times.

A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

Boutique agency Invisible Man teamed up with the Joyful Heart Foundation for the powerful spot.