Our Perspectives

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.

Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Genetically altering humans? Maybe we Khan! While advances in gene therapy research continue to accelerate, an enduring redline has been the germline – no tinkering with the DNA of a human embryo, egg or sperm. Doing so would mean not only that the…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved for treating Duchen…

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Dr. Lizzie’s Med-Sci Matters

Mind-reading device shows “locked-in” patients are happy and offers way to communicate A non-invasive device has been developed that can detect yes/no answers in people who are completely paralyzed but otherwise healthy with normal cognitive func…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Healthcare Communications

Brrrrrrr… If you’re one of our East Coast readers, we shivered with you through a blizzard and this icy weekend. We wish we had some news to warm your heart and ease you into a tranquil week. But, no such luck (no one ever accused us of sugarcoat…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

PCSK9 inhibitors (evolocumab and alirocumab) have been approved based primarily on studies showing they reduce LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) and atherosclerotic plaque in patients with high LDLs and already taking statins. However, trea…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Grab your foam fingers and jerseys, people: it’s The Week That Was Super Bowl edition! Check out these stories taking the field this week: There was a major huddle at the White House between two previously opposing teams: POTUS and big pharma. The…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Talk about a dull week…NOT! As we see a number of sweeping actions out of Washington, your friends at inVentiv’s Issues Management Practice are here to cover the issues that matter! This week we ask why the White House Press Secretary is so obses…

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An Advocacy Rx for Progress in Mental Health

As a source of human suffering, a barrier to workplace productivity, a burden on families and a driver of medical costs, mental illness amounts to an unparalleled public health crisis. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of smart thinking on how to…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Oh nuts! It was hard to miss the coverage this week of new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergies and Disease (NIAID) – published January 5 in J Allergy Clin Immunol – suggesting that early introduction of peanuts into infants’ die…

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Start Here/Never Stop Podcast Series: Lisa Stockman

A proud alumna of UNC School of Media and Journalism, inVentiv Health Communications President, Lisa Stockman, was featured in the most recent episode of UNC’s Start Here/Never Stop Podcast Series. Find the original and more episodes in this serie…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Happy New Year! Welcome back. As we kick-off the season for transitions, renewed commitments, and overcrowded gyms (we swear we’re getting back on the wagon on that one), we ask a series of questions: Is your company compliant with disclosing expan…

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