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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.

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.

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.

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.

Johnson & Johnson earnings beat expectations despite legal hurdles

Johnson & Johnson earnings beat expectations despite legal hurdles

The company is facing thousands of lawsuits over talc and opioid products.

WPP Health staff hook up to health-tech firm to monitor for stress and anxiety

WPP Health staff hook up to health-tech firm to monitor for stress and anxiety

A groundbreaking partnership between WPP Health Practice and health-tech company BioBeats aims to recruit 100 agency staff to volunteer for a major initiative to understand and improve stress and anxiety at work.

W2O acquires medical, scientific communications firm Arcus Medica

W2O acquires medical, scientific communications firm Arcus Medica

The deal adds 25 Arcus staff to W2O's medical and scientific comms team.

US tech firm buys education marketing specialists EdComs

US tech firm buys education marketing specialists EdComs

Education comms specialist EdComs has been acquired by US social impact tech firm EverFi as part of plans to 'deploy critical education at scale internationally'.

GCI Health partners with The Mighty for better patient insights

GCI Health partners with The Mighty for better patient insights

The Mighty conducted a community survey to better understand what patients need.

Next 15 buys US arm of Health Unlimited

Next 15 buys US arm of Health Unlimited

Next 15 has bought the US division of Health Unlimited, the healthcare comms agency that is part of Unlimited Group.

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.