Monday, April 27, 2015

Do you deliver? Trying to sell more meds, AstraZeneca will host Twitter Chat on home delivery

Mail order medicine is old news. But big pharma's attempts to squeeze every last nickel out of its top selling drugs now includes home delivery of a different sort, and AstraZeneca will host a Twitter Chat at 7 p.m., Thursday (tonight) from @AstraZenecaUS to discuss its program. The hashtag is #AZDirect.

Do you deliver? Trying to sell more meds, AstraZeneca will host Twitter Chat on home delivery

Mail order medicine is old news. But big pharma's attempts to squeeze every last nickel out of its top selling drugs now includes home delivery of a different sort, and  AstraZeneca will host a Twitter Chat at 7 p.m., Thursday (tonight) from @AstraZenecaUS to discuss its program. The hashtag is #AZDirect.

Two AstraZeneca executives are scheduled to answer questions about the company's program: Linda Palczuk, a VP for Cornerstone and Commercial Excellence, and Rick R. Suarez, an executive director, GI and Foundation Brands. Through the program called AstraZeneca Direct, the company - via pharmacies and pharmacists, it says - is selling Arimidex and Nexium.

AstraZeneca, which recently fought off a takeover bid by Pfizer, is headquartered in London, but has operations in Wilmington and Newark, Del.

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David Sell blogs about the region's pharmaceutical industry. Follow him on Facebook.

For Inquirer.com. Portions of this blog may also be found in the Inquirer's Sunday Health Section.

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