What’s Your Pharmaspective®? Announcing the Newest Resource for the Life Sciences Industry

January 17, 2011

By Chrissy Bradshaw

Chrissy Bradshaw

Porzio Pharmaceutical Services, LLC, (“PPS”) announces the launch of the company's first blog, Pharmaspective™ (http://www.pharmaspective.com). Pharmaspective® examines the regulatory, business and technology issues and trends impacting the life sciences industry.  Consistent with the knowledge sharing culture of PPS, the company has also developed a social media strategy, utilizing Twitter (@PorzioPharma & @Pharmaspective), Linkedin and Facebook to increase the company’s visibility online.

“Pharmaspective® is a great forum for life sciences professionals to interact with each other and learn about significant regulatory, technology, and business trends impacting the industry,” said blogger Justin C. Hallberg. Stephen T. Kopec, a Regulatory Analyst who spearheads PPS’ Twitter initiative, echoes similar sentiments, “The growing presence of PPS in the digital space, specifically social media, is a big step towards greater involvement in the industry’s online conversation.”

New to PPS, but a veteran of the industry, Michelle Axelrod, will oversee editorial content of the blog.  She brings fifteen years of in-house experience at leading life sciences and related healthcare  organizations to her role as Vice President of PPS.  Having counseled corporate legal, compliance, sales and marketing departments from within, Ms. Axelrod is well versed in the inner workings of the life sciences industry.  In addition to her responsibilities at PPS, Ms. Axelrod is also a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. (“Porzio”).  She resides in Westborough, Massachusetts.

The company’s primary blogger is Justin C. Hallberg, Manager of Regulatory and Compliance Services with PPS, and an attorney with Porzio.  He works closely with life sciences companies to create, develop and enhance compliance programs and to implement solutions to help them meet state and federal requirements.  He is an alumnus of Boston College (BA, 2002), Teach for America (Corps Member, 2002 to 2004), and Rutgers University School of Law (JD, 2007).  Mr. Hallberg resides in Morristown, New Jersey.

As a PPS Regulatory Analyst, Stephen T. Kopec helps drive the company’s comprehensive social media initiative. He is also a member of the core team responsible for distribution licensing services.  Prior to joining PPS, he was employed by a global public relations agency that provides strategic communications solutions to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  Mr. Kopec received a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 2007. He resides in New York City.

Porzio Pharmaceutical Services (PPS) offers products and services to help life sciences companies comply with federal and state regulations regarding marketing and sales.  PPS’ flagship product, the Porzio Compliance Digest, is a compendium of databases that summarizes federal and state rules and regulations governing the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries.  Other PPS services include Porzio AggregateSpendID, utilized for capturing, monitoring and reporting healthcare practitioner expenses;  distribution licensing services for all jurisdictions; and a Significant Loss Threshold Assurance program to strengthen sample accountability programs.  For additional information, please visit www.porziopharma.com.

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