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Kamp Commentary: Pricing Issues Take Center Stage in D.C.

May 23, 2017 — By Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director John Kamp Participants at last week’s Coalition for Healthcare ... read more

Califf Calls for Off-label Promotion Code of Ethics

May 18, 2017 – At this week’s information-packed Coalition for Healthcare Communication’s Rising Leaders Conference, keynote speaker and former FDA ... read more

The Marketing Implications of Tax Reform

By John Kamp, Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director May 11, 2017 – Although no one seems to like the ... read more

Gottlieb Vote Headed to Full Senate

May 1, 2017 – Having cleared the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) with a 14-9 vote ... read more

What Medical Marketers Can Expect from President Trump, Republican-led Congress

April 24, 2017 – There is no doubt that the Trump administration is likely to change health policy, but the ... read more

Kamp: Three Ways Congress Could Suppress DTC or All Medical Marketing

Coalition Commentary by Executive Director John Kamp April 17, 2017 — Agencies, media and clients all need to watch closely ... read more

States Make Moves to Ease, Restrict Medical Communications

March 31, 2017 – With Congress in a seemingly permanent state of gridlock, individual states are taking actions that may ... read more

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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Conviction of Detailer for “Off-label” Promotion

Regulation of Pharma Speaker’s Truthful Message Violates the First Amendment

Dec. 3, 2012 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit released a long-awaited decision today reversing the conviction of Alfred Caronia, a detailer for Orphan Medical Inc., who admitted that he intentionally promoted Xyrem for uses not approved by the FDA. The decision relies heavily on the reasoning of the recent Supreme Court decision in IMS v. Sorrell, to find that FDA-related regulation of truthful speech by drug companies must meet the exacting standards of the First Amendment.

“Although the FDA can continue to regulate false and misleading marketing by regulated companies, this decision likely will force serious reassessment of label-based restriction,” said John Kamp, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication. “While medical marketers must continue to comply with existing law, policymakers and lawyers throughout our community will be busy reviewing this decision and an inevitable appeal to the Supreme Court,” Kamp stated.