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Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA) isn’t just looking toward the future – we are defining it. CCA strives to not only meet the PR needs of the healthcare community today but also tomorrow and into the future. We aim to deliver measurable results with award-winning programs that help solve complex health communications challenges and produce strategy-driven solutions.

The Week That Was: Crisis in Communications

Hello Readers, This week we profile how: Divine intervention has shone a spotlight on the unmet need of those living with Huntington’s Disease You could buy your prescription on Amazon Prime in the not-so-distant future and doctors can rate drugs o…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

It was one busy week! Here are a few items that caught our eye: Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd FDA Commissioner 12 countries sustained major cyber attacks Mick Mulvaney mused about a potential executive order on drug prices President Trump…

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

We Got Scott! On May 9, Scott Gottlieb, MD, was confirmed as the new FDA Commissioner in a largely party-line vote of 57-42. Democrats opposing Gottlieb cited his ties with pharma companies, despite his pledge to “divest himself from several health…

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Pitching Local TV in Pay-for-Play World

Many of us have been there. Following the national launch of a health campaign, we’re seeking extension opportunities in local markets, particularly with seemingly “low-hanging fruit” like local broadcast. But what do you do if local TV in your…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Science March (in April) This last Saturday tens of thousands of physicians, scientists and policymakers raised signs and voices at Marches for Science in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and other cities among some 610 m…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Week of 04.23.2017 The crew here at The Week That Was hopes everyone had a happy Earth Day weekend. We spent ours in the lawn and garden section of our local home improvement center. In between mowing the yard, dusting off the patio furniture, and te…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Happy Easter, readers! Anyone else see this retro Cadbury commercial running on cable TV last week? After a successful egg hunt, we tucked into our second chocolate bunny of the day (TWTW always eats the ears first)—but before our sugar coma offic…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Domestic issues decidedly took a back seat to international affairs last week, as evidenced by a shift in media coverage. A few health news items did rise to the fore: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) became the first medical associat…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Gene therapy success! For the first time, gene therapy has successfully treated a common genetic disorder:  sickle cell disease (SCD), which affects 100,000 people in the United States and millions globally. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Although this weekend marks April Fools’ Day, our stories this week are no joke. The potent combination of Twitter and spandex nearly grounded United Airlines. Senate Dems jumped back into the healthcare debate with new legislation related to drug…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

For once, CSPAN was enthralling in the lead up to the choice Speaker Paul Ryan made last Friday to pull the American Health Care Act after failing to secure enough support from his party. The AHCA was the “repeal and replacement” bill for the Aff…

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