February, 2022

J&J, Legend cell therapy approved by FDA for multiple myeloma

Bio Pharma Dive

The CAR-T treatment is the second to be approved in the U.S. for the blood cancer, following Bristol Myers Squibb and 2Seventy bio's Abecma


Lung cancer deaths decline but.

World of DTC Marketing

The mortality rate from lung cancer has dropped in recent decades—by 56% in men from 1990 to 2019 and by 32% in women from 2002 to 2019. In recent years, early detection and treatment improvements have helped boost the 3-year survival rate for lung cancer from 21% in 2004 to 31% in 2015 through 2017.


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J.&J. Pauses Production of Its Covid Vaccine Despite Persistent Need

NY Times

A crucial Johnson & Johnson plant has stopped making its Covid vaccine, though the company says it has millions of doses in inventory. Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Factories and Manufacturing Johnson & Johnson

Simons Foundation gives $4 million to CUNY Graduate Center to diversify astrophysics education


NEW YORK, February 9, 2022– Astrophysics is one of the most popular science fields, igniting the imaginations of many as they learn about it from television shows or news of space exploration. Like many other STEM fields, though, it lags in attracting students of color.


2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Looking for a Summer Internship? You’d Better Act Fast

Intouch Solutions

Internships are an ideal way to get real work experience and figure out if you’re a good fit for a particular industry, but how do you score one when much of the professional world is still working remotely?

Condition Critical: Court Interprets Orphan Drug Exclusivity Broadly

FDA Law Blog

By Sara W. Koblitz — Because a drug is designated an “Orphan” if it is intended to treat a “rare condition,” the condition itself always has been integral to Orphan Drug Exclusivity.

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Biogen continues to sink

World of DTC Marketing

Board members and senior executives are bailing out of Biogen but will there be enough life vests? What has/is happening at Biogen is a train wreck, and the only way to correct this disaster is to tear it down and rebuild the company from the top down.

C.D.C. Proposes New Guidelines for Treating Pain, Including Opioid Use

NY Times

The agency threw out previous recommended limits on doses but encouraged “nonopioid therapies” wherever possible.

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NJIT reaffirmed as an elite research university, retains R1 classification


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has reaffirmed its status among the nation’s most elite and productive research institutions by once again achieving an R1 status — the highest designation — by the Carnegie Classification.

Intouch Creatives on Super Bowl LVI Ads: Toyota Nailed It; T-Mobile Dropped the Ball

Intouch Solutions

Each year, we ask Intouch creatives to share their thoughts on the latest Super Bowl ads. This year, for Super Bowl LVI, we’re back with more creatives and more reactions. But wait: When you get a bunch of creatives (and one strategic planner) “in a room together,” can you get quick consensus?

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Top 3 Things to Know About Engaging Oncologists in 2022

Pharma Marketing Network

Experts from top life sciences companies discussed strategies for more effectively engaging oncologists at the Pharma Marketing Network’s 2022 Future Forecast on January 25 th. Here are the top three things to know about engaging oncologists in 2022: 1. Lead with clinical education.

Intellia presses forward with new results for pioneering CRISPR drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The findings build on early evidence that gene editing inside the body could safely and effectively treat disease, and suggest the effects of Intellia's medicine might last

When it comes to telehealth it’s not numbers

World of DTC Marketing

Business Insider formed a relationship with eMarketer for so-called “intelligence.” ” Their report on telehealth has numbers, but that’s not what’s important.

Why China Doesn’t Have an mRNA Vaccine for Covid

NY Times

Beijing once said it had two mRNA shots within reach and ready for approval — one homemade and one produced by a foreign company. Today, neither are available.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Your microbiome shapes your life. But where did it come from?


Baltimore, MD— The gut microbiome is an ecosystem of hundreds to thousands of microbial species living within the human body. These populations affect our health, fertility, and even our longevity. But how do they get there in the first place?


Lürzer’s Archive Recognizes Intouch Group as a 2021 Top Five Creative Agency

Intouch Solutions

Accolades Confirm Intouch as Among the Fastest-Rising Creative Agencies in the World. New York, NY — (Feb.

Vaccine for the Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Riverside Clinical Research

The Potential Dangers of CMV. The dangers of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) make the research for its treatments and vaccines imperative. CMV is a prevalent virus spread through body fluids. Oftentimes CMV will show little to no symptoms in healthy adults and children.

BioMarin says gene therapy hold will endure as FDA questions cancer risk

Bio Pharma Dive

According to BioMarin, the regulator has requested additional data to assess the "theoretical" cancer risk to the treatment, information that will take "several quarters" to collect

How agencies can help pharma DTC

World of DTC Marketing

The way people make treatment decisions is changing because of COVID. Agencies are responsible for working with clients to implement changes that support brand objectives. It won’t be easy and means changing the mindset from a vendor to a strategic partner.

Pennsylvania Doctor Accused of Prescribing Ivermectin for Covid Is Fired

NY Times

Tower Health Medical Group said in a statement that it learned of the allegations on Wednesday. After an investigation, the doctor’s employment was “terminated effective immediately.”.

Even the smallest pollution particles change the rainfall regime in the Amazon


Even the finest particles of pollution influence the process of cloud formation and the rainfall regime.


6 Digital Health Takeaways From CES 2022 That Will Change Healthcare as We Know It

Intouch Solutions

Digital health investments skyrocketed in 2021, increasing 79% from 2020, according to a year-end report by CB Insights , a marketing intelligence firm.

Pharma Franchise Business Is Beneficial For the Indian Pharmaceutical Market

Fossil Remedies

PCD Pharma Franchise Business. Why are more aspirants willing to make a career in the field of pharmaceuticals? It is because the business is not only promising, but it is going to remain profitable for many years. People have become health conscious and they want to maintain fitness.

FDA sends signal with tough questions of Lilly at cancer drug meeting

Bio Pharma Dive

The agency criticized Eli Lilly for using a trial run in China to seek approval of an immunotherapy it licensed from Innovent Biologics. Outside advisers agreed in a decisive vote that could have repercussions for several other drugmakers

Mental health apps can be useless

World of DTC Marketing

According to the Lancet, a medical journal, the incidence of depression and anxiety has soared in the pandemic—by more than 25% globally in 2020. That, combined with more people using online services, has led to a boom in mental-health apps. But are they safe and effective?

F.D.A Delays Review of Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine for Children Under 5

NY Times

The agency will wait for data on whether three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid vaccine are effective in young children after new, disappointing data.

New simple method for surveying amphibians: A vital contribution to conservation efforts


An international collaborative research group consisting of members from 7 institutions has developed a method of determining which amphibious species (types of frog, newt and salamander) inhabit an area.

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AI-powered stethoscope from Eko spots heart failure in seconds

Pharma Phorum

A study has shown that a ‘smart’ stethoscope developed by US digital health company Eko can be used to screen people for heart failure in a few second during a standard physical examination.

Moderna targets shingles in mRNA pipeline expansion

BioPharma Reporter

Moderna is expanding its mRNA pipeline with three new development programs: with vaccine candidates against herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VSV) and a new checkpoint cancer vaccine. Bio Developments

Sarepta reveals gene editing alliance with biotech exploring alternative delivery methods

Bio Pharma Dive

The collaboration with GenEdit, a South San Francisco startup developing new ways of delivering gene editing tools into the body, dates back to December 2020, but has recently begun to advance

Is it too late for Biogen?

World of DTC Marketing

Biogen will partner with Roche on the development, and potential sale of a promising cancer drug the Swiss pharma is advancing for several types of lymphoma, announcing Tuesday it’s exercised an option to share rights to the treatment.

The Moral Danger of Declaring the Pandemic Over Too Soon

NY Times

There has to be a better way out of the rubble of the past two years. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Vaccination and Immunization

Coordinated conservation and restoration critical to save Asia’s threatened native trees


A new study has revealed that the rich native tree diversity in South and Southeast Asia is at risk of potential extinction.


Brain activity study backs Akili’s digital therapy for ADHD

Pharma Phorum

Akili Interactive’s prescription gaming app for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) EndeavorRx has been show to enhance neuronal activity in an area of the brain associated with attention function.