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Activating Consumers

Executive Summary

A new survey shows top drug executives still question their ability to exploit consumer promotion. They've got good reason: while consumer promotion clearly works in driving patients to doctors, increasing diagnosis rates and increasing patient requests for specific products, large numbers of their switch requests are denied. To give consumers sufficient power to influence their physician's prescribing behavior--Effective Voice-companies need a deeper understanding of physician attitudes towards requests in general, the specific therapeutic area and the product vis-à-vis competition.

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