Campbell Alliance to Focus on Marketing and Selling Changes Under Medicare Part D during HCPro Audioconference

May 20, 2005

 

Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, today announced that Kevin Barnett, senior vice president and leader of its Managed Markets Practice, will be speaking during HCPro’s 90-minute interactive audioconference, “Promoting Pharmaceuticals Under Part D: Marketing, Sales, and Legal Considerations,” to be held Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).  The audioconference will involve in-depth discussion of what sales and marketing teams need to do in the second half of 2005 to prepare for the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) in January 1, 2006. 

 

Barnett’s presentation will provide listeners strategic insights into understanding the roles and relationships of key Part D stakeholders, including Medicare beneficiaries and sponsors.  He will also cover key marketing and selling changes required under Part D in four key areas, including brand management, managed markets marketing, managed markets sales, and field sales. 

“As Part D implementation draws closer, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are starting to examine the potentially significant changes to the selling environment.  Strategic shifts are likely to occur under Part D in many areas, including product positioning, promotional mix, resource allocation, account planning, and sales force size, structure, and alignment,” Barnett commented.  

 

Since the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) in 2003, Kevin Barnett has been working closely with leading pharmaceutical companies to understand and prepare for the corporate and product-specific implications of the MMA, and Part D in particular.  Prior to joining Campbell Alliance, he held management consulting positions at Deloitte Consulting and the Mattson Jack Group.  Mr. Barnett has an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley Graduate School of Business.

 

Joining Barnett in the audioconference are two attorneys with the law firm Epstein, Becker & Green, who will explain how to navigate the legal potholes associated with Part D.  The audioconference will be followed by a live Q&A session.   For more information or to register for the audioconference, please visit http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=3337&s=EZ35562A.

 

About the Managed Markets Practice at Campbell Alliance

 

The Managed Markets Practice at Campbell Alliance has been helping clients identify and prepare for the implications of the MMA over the past two and half years.  Early on the practice started working with clients in the pharmaceutical industry to anticipate what provisions the new Medicare legislation might contain and how such provisions could affect their businesses under various scenarios.  Campbell Alliance continues to help clients develop Medicare-related strategies at the corporate and product levels.

 

About Campbell Alliance

 

Campbell Alliance is the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The firm's clients include most of the world's "top 20" pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms. Campbell Alliance is organized into practice areas, each specializing in a critical industry function, including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, Managed Markets, and Sales. From its locations in Raleigh, N.C., Parsippany, N.J., Woodland Hills, Calif., and New York City, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.  For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit http://www.campbellalliance.com.

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