In response to a desire from both federal and nonfederal stakeholders for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to be updated on a regular basis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) formed a federal steering group to discuss this issue.
The recent story "mHealth's model: Moving from statistics to sustainability" caught my attention this week. As a young researcher who has just embarked on data collection, I can somewhat relate. The article highlights the growing irritation with pilotitis in the mHealth space as we face a transition in healthcare from quantity to quality.
April 6th was World Physical Activity Day—did you miss it? Probably good news. Best to keep doctors out of it. Let me explain: I believe passionately in the benefits of physical activity, have researched it, published, editorialised, practised, and promoted it at every opportunity. The benefits of physical activity are undisputed and physical activity is to be encouraged, supported and facilitated where ever possible. But I am not sure that doctors have a central role.
In January 2013, PatientView published ‘The Corporate Reputation of Pharma—the Patient Perspective', based on the opinions of 600 patient groups worldwide. PatientView is now releasing four reports on the performance of major pharma companies in Germany, Italy, UK and USA.
Surprisingly, the corporate reputation of pharma, and the rankings of each of the pharma companies, varies significantly between the four countries.
In 2012, 40% of 600 respondent patient groups believed that the corporate reputation of pharma had declined worldwide. However, patient groups' attitude to pharma varies significantly across the four countries analysed.
Pharma in the USA stands out as worst among the four countries:
63% of respondent US patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201240% of respondent UK patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201237% of respondent Italian patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201233% of respondent German patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 2012
Top pharma performers for 2012
Companies ranking top for corporate reputation in the different countries: Germany: JanssenItaly: PfizerUK: PfizerUSA: Bayer
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