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Creative agency Terri & Sandy help fight opioid epidemic with pro-bono work

Creative agency Terri & Sandy help fight opioid epidemic with pro-bono work

The shop has created a drive with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Mucinex holds $1.7 million account pitch as it launches night time brand

Mucinex holds $1.7 million account pitch as it launches night time brand

The Reckitt Benckiser brand wants help rolling out NightShift, an overnight cold and flu medicine.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals hires BCW's A.J. Jones to lead corporate affairs, comms

Vanda Pharmaceuticals hires BCW's A.J. Jones to lead corporate affairs, comms

The company also hired Joakim Wijkstrom as CMO.

Rice Krispies Treats helps children with autism go back to school with 'love notes'

Rice Krispies Treats helps children with autism go back to school with 'love notes'

Edelman developed the creative and earned media strategy for the campaign.

Netflix alum Steve Swasey joins Healthline Media

Netflix alum Steve Swasey joins Healthline Media

Swasey will lead communications for the medical publishing company.

W2O hires Barbara Pinto as U.S. executive communications lead

W2O hires Barbara Pinto as U.S. executive communications lead

Pinto is a veteran of ABC News and CNBC.

GCI Health to absorb Hering Schuppener Healthcare, expand to Germany

GCI Health to absorb Hering Schuppener Healthcare, expand to Germany

It's the healthcare specialist's first move into continental Europe.

Sesame Street shines light on autism with Ad Council PSAs

Sesame Street shines light on autism with Ad Council PSAs

The campaign aims to lower the age of diagnosis by empowering parents to understand the signs of autism.

Walgreens Boots Alliance hires new global comms chief

Walgreens Boots Alliance hires new global comms chief

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has hired Hilton Worldwide's global comms chief Aaron Radelet as its new senior vice president and global chief communications officer, PRWeek has learned.

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

The coalition is made up of 12 eye-health pharma and biotech companies.

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

"We've focused squarely on being a leader in what we've always been: a leader in weight loss with the highest amount of support and delicious meals."

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Ketchum and Weber Shandwick have the biggest hauls of Lions at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Check out PRWeek's PR agencies medal table for 2019.

Weber Shandwick's Arun Divakaruni joins Avant Healthcare as chief science officer

Weber Shandwick's Arun Divakaruni joins Avant Healthcare as chief science officer

The healthcare specialty firm is owned by DWA Healthcare Communications Group.

Butt selfie campaign calls for LGBTQ accountability in healthcare

Butt selfie campaign calls for LGBTQ accountability in healthcare

Cheeky campaign intends to make it easier to find queer-friendly doctors.

Exclusive: Leadership changes as Havas Lynx chief heads for the US

Exclusive: Leadership changes as Havas Lynx chief heads for the US

David Hunt, chief executive of Havas Lynx in the UK, has left the agency following his promotion to a new role within the Havas group in the US.

Golin hires Pfizer vet Rachel Hooper as healthcare media relations lead

Golin hires Pfizer vet Rachel Hooper as healthcare media relations lead

Hooper spent six years with the pharma giant.

Bayer's reputational issues continue as 'watch list' scandal deepens

Bayer's reputational issues continue as 'watch list' scandal deepens

The number of people targeted by FleishmanHillard on behalf of Bayer-owned Monsanto to promote controversial weedkiller Roundup is far higher than previously thought, it has emerged.

Citizen Relations picks Robyn Jackson as health and wellness lead

Citizen Relations picks Robyn Jackson as health and wellness lead

Jackson was head of New York healthcare for Zeno Group.

Edelman wins Bronze in Cannes Pharma Lions

Edelman wins Bronze in Cannes Pharma Lions

Impact Porter Novelli in Dubai was credited for PR for the Print & Publishing Grand Prix.

Biotech Alkermes rebuilds public affairs team

Biotech Alkermes rebuilds public affairs team

Jeff Winton, who joined Alkermes last year as SVP of public affairs, was tasked with building out the company's communications function.

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.