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#SocPharm Tweetchat Transcript 2/15/2012

Posted by | 11:42pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Thanks to @: for guest moderating our #socpharm convo for the next hour. #epharma #hcmktg

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I am Dana Webster, guest moderator for tonight’s #socpharm tweetchat #epharma #hcmktg

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Please join us for tonight’s #socpharm discussion RT @: @: moderates now the #SocPharm chat

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I know @: has some good topics planned for tonight’s #socpharm so don’t just lurk – say hello!

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Drug shortages, formulary changes, post-marketing clinical trials, HCPs firing pts all on dockett for #socpharm tweet chat this evening

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@: I like that last one :) #SocPharm

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RT @: : Drug shortages, formulary changes, post-marketing clinical trials, HCPs firing pts all on dockett for #socpharm tweet cha …

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I wasn’t lurking… I just got here:) Hello! Chuck #SocPharm

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welcome to tonight’s #socpharm tweet chat. We’ll assume that all tweets are your own and do not reflect your employer’s or client’s opinions

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@: Hello, Chuck! Welcome to the #socpharm tweetchat this evening

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@: Thanks – good to be here! #SocPharm

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Let’s get started! T1: WSJ reports on Peds firing pts over refusal to receive vaccines. Thoughts? #socpharm http://t.co/UEuk8FgG

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@ Thank you for the RT! Hope you’ll be joining our #socpharm chat this evening

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T1: @ reports increase in peds refusing to see pts when vaccines not received (against AAP guidance). Who’s right? #socpharm

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@: drs fire pts all the time, interesting new reason though. Btw I’m pro-vaccine #socpharm

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@: both are “right” and have choices #socpharm

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Yes, they do! Pts fire docs frequently, too. RT @: : drs fire pts all the time. Btw I’m pro-vaccine #socpharm

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RT @: : Let’s get started! T1: WSJ reports on Peds firing pts over refusal to receive vaccines. Thoughts? #socpharm http://t.co/UEuk8FgG

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No reason physicians shouldn’t also be empowered. Smart/respectful dialogue w/patient about +/-’s of vaccines is good. #SocPharm

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RT @: : No reason physicians shouldn’t also be empowered. Smart/respectful dialogue w/pt about +/-’s of vaccines good. #SocPharm

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T1: Are these MDs concerned w/liabilities if pts afflicted w/disease associated w/not receiving vaccine? #socpharm

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My mom is an RN and she got “fired” from internist for “being too demanding”. She now sees more collaborative dr & is happier #SocPharm

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Hi I’m joining #socpharm 4 the 1st time. Drs. should have the right to choose their pts. since pts. have the right to choose their drs.

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@ Welcome to #socpharm tweetchat! Thanks for joining the conversation.

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T1: in my field days, there were many MDs firing non-compliant diabetic pts who wouldn’t heed advice #socpharm

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Think it’s that these pts are “uncooperative” per WSJ #socpharm

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@: Sounds like they’re also on hotseat for possible link between vaccines and autism. #SocPharm

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@: Data yet to show a correlation. More & more parents opting out of vaccines may correlate to increase pt firings #socpharm

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@: Data yet to show a correlation. More & more parents opting out of vaccines may correlate to increase pt firings #socpharm

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T2: news coverage of key drugs shortages this wk. 2 wk supply left for methotrexate in US-treats many cancers. What is the impact? #socpharm

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T2: I faced an etoposide shortage when receiving my stem cell transplant in August. Terrified outcomes would be affected #socpharm

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RT @: : Mom is an RN & got “fired” from internist for “being too demanding”. Now sees more collaborative dr & happier #SocPharm

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@: with gaps in medical knowledge/genetics, maybe a vaccine does negatively affect some pts. #SocPharm

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@: Absolutely. Clinical data shows what statistics support, but no barometer on how each individual will react #socpharm

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@: omg that’s terrible – situation is stressful enough #SocPharm

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Yes, glad ativan was on Rx list for transplant RT @: : @: omg that’s terrible – situation is stressful enough #SocPharm

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@: I don’t know enough about manufacturing – how can these shortages be prevented other than diversification? #socpharm

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T2: news piece states that pharma manufacturers prefer to make higher profit drugs at expense of lower profit, generic meds #socpharm

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@: I can only imagine how difficult that must have been. How did you manage through it? #SocPharm

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T2: @ coverage of methotrexate shortage & possible effect on ped pts w/ALL leukemia http://t.co/O6INewaP #socpharm

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T2: @ coverage of methotrexate shortage & possible effect on ped pts w/ALL leukemia http://t.co/HsBptnrs #socpharm

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@: T2: I was heavily medicated. 4 days of high dose chemo (normally lethal) followed by life-saving transplant #socpharm

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@: T2: about to celebrate 6 months since transplant. Anxiety back as next scan approaches. #socpharm

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@: tx for sharing link. Looks Iike FDA is trying to help #socpharm

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@: Sending you prayers and positive vibes! #SocPharm

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#socpharm I know drug shortages are a hot topic as upcoming HBA (Healthcare Businesswomen’s Assoc) event in Philly is having event on it.

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@: Yes. Appears manufacturing problems at root of issue. How do we avoid these situations/preserve product integrity? #socpharm

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RT @: : #socpharm Drug shortages are a hot topic at upcoming HBA (Healthcare Businesswomen’s Assoc) event in Philly

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It doesn’t seem like it would be that tough to project supply for the demand. #SocPharm

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@: Thank you! Social Media has helped me meet people to help support me through recovery, roadbumps, return to normalcy #socpharm

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@: glad I’m not at that HBA meeting – would give pharma and generic co’s stick on the drug shortages – unacceptable! #socpharm

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@: Sending positive wishes and prayers out for you! #socpharm

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Welcome @: @ to #socpharm tweetchat. Good evening, ladies!

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@: Thank you! #socpharm

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@: Do you believe this is an issue of profit margins winning over providing pts best treatment? Esp. peds w/leukemia #socpharm

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But if only limited number of plants producing drug & 1 has quality issue then shortages result. Unfortunately happened w/ Fabry #SocPharm

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@: just hopping on to #socpharm What is today’s topic?

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@: T1: HCPs firing pts for refusal to receive vaccines T2: Drug shortages #socpharm

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@: not sure exactly what or how #HBA panel will address drug shortages but it will be interesting I’m sure! #SocPharm

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@: do you have ideas to remedy current shortages? Not my area. #SocPharm

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T2: ties to T1 – b/cuz my immune system wiped out w/transplant, I will have to receive all my childhood vaccines again. No ? here #socpharm

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RT @: : @: do you have ideas to remedy current shortages? Not my area. #SocPharm

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@: Do you think a factor is limited capacity to produce multiple drugs simultaneously from one manufacturer? #SocPharm

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@: Good question. Manufacturer was based in OH, not familiar w/them. May have limited capacity, 1 issue shut them down #socpharm

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Before going to South America in Aug I got more vaccines than I knew existed! Plus Malaria tablets, DEET & 50+ sunscreen. #socpharm

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@ – Thanks for Following Me – Jack #PHARMA #SOCPHARM #HCMKTG #HCSM #EPHARM #DIGPHARM

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T3: Few minutes left…what do you all make of WellPoint removing branded Lipitor from their formulary? http://t.co/zxro9pUb #socpharm

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T3: Few minutes left…what do you all make of WellPoint removing branded Lipitor from their formulary? http://t.co/T5RaBHpL #socpharm

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T3: more PBMs moving from traditional 3-tier formularies to 4 or 5-tier formularies to pass med costs to pts #socpharm

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@: guess its all bout WellPoint trying to save some money #SocPharm

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@: Would be interesting to know criteria justifying ongoing coverage for Lipitor after patient tries generic. #SocPharm

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@: @: in the meantime, give the generic companies hell ;) #socpharm

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@: my understanding is that they removed step therapy along w/branded Lipitor from the formulary. $$$ beat data #socpharm

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T3: what recourse do patients have who’ve been on Lipitor for yrs & don’t see equal efficacy w/generic? #socpharm

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@: @: shhhh! Few understand that private but not academic oncologists get reimbursed for using cancer drugs #socpharm

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@: @: Shoot! Should have had my transplant at a private cancer center…except there is only 1 in Indiana #socpharm

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Thats why I prefer nonprofit health insurance companies MT: @: $$$ beat data #socpharm

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RT @: : Thats why I prefer nonprofit health insurance companies MT: @: $$$ beat data #socpharm

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@: @: no, no, always pick the best academic centre! less bias, great care #socpharm

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@: @: Chose local (Indiana University) over Northwestern/Cleveland Clinic. No regrets, great care! #socpharm

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@: what’s Stop RWA? I googled it & got Romance Writers of America… Assume that’s not it #SocPharm

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@: @: well done! Excellent choice #socpharm

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Thank you all for joining the #socpharm tweet chat this evening and allowing me to moderate. Thanks to @: for the opp #socpharm

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RT @: : @: what’s Stop RWA? I googled it & got Romance Writers of America… Assume that’s not it #SocPharm

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@: having worked for academic hc ctrs I prefer them as well #socpharm

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Our time is up! Thanks so much @: for raising such varied topics & leading #socpharm tonight.

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@: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to moderate #socpharm this evening. Enjoy your week!

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Hope to tweet you all next week – let me know if you have any #SocPharm topic ideas.

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@: Stop RWA is Stop the Research Works Act HR3699 http://t.co/I0WxLTi2 #openscience #socpharm

About Eileen O'Brien

Eileen has more than 16 years of digital healthcare marketing experience. She is an opinion leader on social media and biopharma, and has been invited to speak at industry conferences and quoted in publications.

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