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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.

Happiness and Productivity: A Package Deal

How happy are you? This question has motivated countless shifts in workplace philosophy and policies in recent years, and for good reason; research shows that happiness can result in a productivity increase of about 12 percent. But what can companies…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

They say the news never sleeps, and this week, we believe it. Comey-fever gripped the nation, answering some of the nation’s burning questions while raising a few others (tapes, anyone?)… Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans started work…

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Pricey ads? At AMA’s meeting now underway, members will vote on a resolution to persuade FDA, FCC and FTC that retail prices of drugs must be included in all direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads.  The proposal can be found here.  Among the reasons for th…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Well folks, it’s officially summertime in the city…but the livin’ is not exactly easy for The Week That Was editorial team! There are just too many hot headlines to choose from. We busted out summer wardrobes and endured the first of many less-…

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Can Culture Define an Agency?

Organizational culture and its impact on company performance and productivity has long been debated – with many polarizing opinions. Some believe that you need to have a strong culture in place first in order to achieve maximum performance levels.…

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Genetic markers: Do you approve? For the first time ever, the FDA has approved a therapy based on a tumor’s genetically-defined biomarker rather than the tumor’s type or location in the body. This new approach to drug evaluation is thought by exp…

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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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