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Awards… » Agile Recognized by New Jersey Group Agile Therapeutics has been named Life Sciences Company of the Year by the New Jersey Technology Council, a nonprofit ­organization supporting growth in N.J.’s various technology ­sectors, including health sciences. » Ogilvy Wins Spanish Awards Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, together with Ogilvy & Mather’s ­Mexico-based agency, won seven Sol Awards at El Sol, the Spanish and Latin American Festival of Advertising Communication. This is the first year healthcare categories were included. » Parexel Named Company of the Year Parexel has been named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical ­Industry in The Eighth Annual ­International Business Awards, a global business awards program. The company was recognized for helping its global client base increase the ­efficiency of clinical trials, access emerging ­markets, and speed new medical treatments to patients. » StudioPMG Wins Award for Pharma Marketing Work StudioPMG received an Accolade Award of Merit in the webisode ­category for its Southern California Challenge Walk MS Documentary. StudioPMG partnered with Acorda Therapeutics, which sponsored the documentary. The Accolade goes to filmmakers, television ­producers, ­videographers, and new media creators for fresh, standout ­productions. GSK Makes a Commitment to Science Education GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has pledged to contribute $10 million toward education over the next five years, with at least one-third of the funds going ­toward drop-out prevention in the lowest ­performing schools in the United States. This ­commitment continues the company’s long-term support of science education, literacy skills, teacher development, and reduction in drop-out rates. GSK will also dedicate a minimum of two of the ­company’s PULSE volunteers to programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and ­mathematics (STEM) education and drop-out ­prevention initiatives in the United States. This pledge is in addition to a $5 million gift from GSK to the city of Philadelphia earlier this year. This money will be allocated to programs dedicated to the development of young people so they can excel in the 21st century workforce. INDUSTRY at Large For more than 20 years, GSK has invested time, money, and volunteer efforts to ensure that kids complete their education and are encouraged to pursue STEM careers. Pardon Us… We inadvertently confused the timeline of events within Harris Kaplan’s ­PharmaVOICE 100 profile. ­Cozint was not acquired by GfK Market Measures, rather, it was bought by Market Measures. In Ron Waife’s September Showcase Feature, the correct acronym should have been CDR (content data repository) and not CDM. We apologize for any confusion. Quote of the Month… “It’s important to identify ­opportunities to meet patients where and how they choose to receive ­information, using multiple channels and formats that they can relate to and understand.” Yolanda Marie ­­­ Johnson-Moton / Lilly Spending Slow Down Prescription drug spending growth slowed from about 5.3% in 2009 to 3.5% in 2010, ­according to the Centers for Medicare and ­Medicaid Services. Podcasts Keys to Partnering with a Pharmaceutical Call Center Thought Leader: Louis Shapiro, PhoneScreen Planning for Clinical Trial Conduct in­ ­Emerging Locations Thought Leader: Kelly Larrabee, RN, ClearTrial Whitepapers Selecting the Right Call Center Partner: Tips for Success Sponsored By: PhoneScreen Improving Trial Efficiencies: Making the ­Business Case for ePRO Sponsored By: PHT Corp. Webseminars Stakeholder Effectiveness: Maximizing the Value of Interactions with Multiple ­Stakeholders Sponsored By: Kantar Health » Agile Recognized by New Jersey Group Agile Therapeutics has been named Life Sciences Company of the Year by the New Jersey Technology Council, a nonprofit ­organization supporting growth in N.J.’s various technology ­sectors, including health sciences. » Ogilvy Wins Spanish Awards Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, together with Ogilvy & Mather’s ­Mexico-based agency, won seven Sol Awards at El Sol, the Spanish and Latin American Festival of Advertising Communication. This is the first year healthcare categories were included. » Parexel Named Company of the Year Parexel has been named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical ­Industry in The Eighth Annual ­International Business Awards, a global business awards program. The company was recognized for helping its global client base increase the ­efficiency of clinical trials, access emerging ­markets, and speed new medical treatments to patients. » StudioPMG Wins Award for Pharma Marketing Work StudioPMG received an Accolade Award of Merit in the webisode ­category for its Southern California Challenge Walk MS Documentary. StudioPMG partnered with Acorda Therapeutics, which sponsored the documentary. The Accolade goes to filmmakers, television ­producers, ­videographers, and new media creators for fresh, standout ­productions. The Job Market The biopharmaceutical sector is responsible for supporting more than 4 million jobs in the U.S. economy, according to Battelle Technology ­Partnership Practice.

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