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TIP SHEET

Good Communication Practices Life Sciences Tip Sheet

Poorly executed documents, presentations, emails, text messages, and other business communications can damage a company’s reputation and lead to legal risks. This tip sheet explains why good communication practices are critical for life sciences companies and offers suggestions for creating safe and effective written communications.

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ARTICLE

Fair Balance: Training on a Tricky Concept

The definition of fair balance is a bit vague and appropriate use can be a hard concept for trainees to grasp. In this article, Mona Kay Gorman, Director of Training & Leadership Development at Valeritas, details the steps necessary to demystify the fair balance concept and make training more relevant and more effective for sales representatives.

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NEWSLETTER

Compliance Training Intelligence: Fall/Winter 2018 Issue

In this issue of Compliance Training Intelligence, we address the growing list of global anticorruption regulations and offer tips for adding the new rules to your training, without confusing your learners. We also touch on speaker programs, with suggestions for more making program training more effective. Finally, in our Medical Device Moment, we delve into recent industry FCPA cases and discuss how med device companies can best address the risks through a continuous learning approach.

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Top Takeaways from the 2018 Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

CBI’s annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress featured industry leaders and government representatives espousing the usual best practices for building and maintaining an effective compliance program, but this year’s agenda offered a few surprises and changes in the regulatory wind. This new infographic lists our key points and top takeaways from a full agenda of panel sessions and presentations.

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ARTICLE

The Forgetting Curve and Compliance Training: In One Ear and Out the Other?

Studies have shown that the retention of information learned during a training event drops precipidtiously after the event is completed. Four strategies have been proven to help negate the “forgetting problem.” In this article, PharmaCertify Product Manager, Sean D. Murphy, offers suggestions for incorporating adaptive questioning, microlearning, assessment, and gamification into your compliance training curriculum to help ehance learning and increase retention levels.

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Learning After You Know It All - Enhancing Compliance Learning and Maximizing Retention

When the key principles, policies, and best practices presented in life sciences compliance training are forgotten soon after training events are completed, organizational risks rise dramatically and compliance cultures are weakened. By contrast, when training is deployed continuously and strategically across a learner’s timeline, retention is maximized and risk is reduced. In this cover article of the December 2017 issue of Life Science Compliance Update, Sean Murphy and Lauren Barnett detail the four evidence-based strategies to incorporate a continuous learning methodology into your compliance curriculum.

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NEWSLETTER

Compliance Training Intelligence: Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

In the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of the Compliance Training Insights newsletter, we detail the three steps (documentation, analysis, and evaluation) necessary to conduct an effective and comprehensive compliance curriculum analysis, and suggest 10 tips for creating more effective transparency training. In our Medical Device Moment, we summarize an online chart from AdvaMed that helps define the differences between its own Code and others from around the world.

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Top Takeaways from the 18th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress

During the 18th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress in Washington D.C., a gathering of government representatives and industry thought leaders offered innovative ideas and cutting-edge practices for implementing a modern and effective compliance program. We’ve captured a snapshot of both the government and industry views in this handy infographic.

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TIP SHEET

Good Communication Practices Life Sciences Tip Sheet

Poorly executed documents, presentations, emails, text messages, and other business communications can damage a company’s reputation and lead to legal risks. This tip sheet explains why good communication practices are critical for life sciences companies and offers suggestions for creating safe and effective written communications.

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Compliance Training Insights: Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

In the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Compliance Training Insights, we dive into the modern techniques and tools that make “compliance training stick,” and present 10 tips for creating a better live compliance training session. In our Medical Device Moment, we cover the growing the focus on anticorruption enforcement and offer tips for modifying compliance curriculums to reduce those risks.

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Top Takeaways from the 8th Annual Compliance Congress West

The 8th Annual Compliance Congress West featured industry leaders, government representatives, and analysts offering the latest in best practices and suggestions for an effective compliance program. We’ve captured the regulatory, program management, and privacy highlights on this printable infographic.

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WEBINAR

Strengthening Your Compliance Culture Through Continuous Learning

Dan O’Connor of PharmaCertify and Steve Just, Chief Learning Officer at Intela Learning, cover the continuous learning model, and its potential for increasing long-term retention of compliance policies and practices across your company. The webinar includes a step-by-step guide for implementing a continuous learning process and case studies detailing how the process has been used in the life sciences industry.

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Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts for Compliant Product Promotion

This handy reference tool lists some of the key reminders employees need to keep top of mind as they promote products to healthcare professionals.

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ARTICLE

Making the Most of Face-to-Face Time with Learners

Establishing a baseline of compliance concepts and policies before learners arrive for face-to-face training helps maximize knowledge retention. Rolling out foundation training to cover core compliance concepts and policies is necessary to take advantage of the limited time available. This article delves into the rationale behind this blended approach and provides suggestions for what topics to cover in the pre-learning.

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ARTICLE

So Many Anticorruption Laws, So Little Training Time

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been the primary enforcement tool for anticorruption efforts around the world, and companies were wise to focus their resources on that legislation. With other countries, like Germany, China, and Brazil are actively pursuing enforcement of their own laws, simply covering the requirements of the FCPA in anti-bribery/anticorruption training is no longer practical or advisable. This article details our process for expanding training to cover the array of new global laws, while not overwhelming your learners with redundant detail.

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NEWSLETTER

Compliance Training Insights: Spring/Summer 2017 Issue

In the new issue of Compliance Training Insights, we cover the “Edutrainment Trap” and what it means for your compliance training. We also list the top 10 compliance training mistakes and delve into the why the OIG’s guidance for pharmaceutical manufacturers matters for medical device compliance trainers.

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ARTICLE

Improving Outcomes: Analyzing a Compliance Training Curriculum to Reduce Risk

In a recent issue of the industry publication, Life Science Compliance Update, Lauren Barnett and Sean Murphy present a multi-phased process for analyzing a curriculum's effectiveness against your company's risks. The article details the proven step-by-step process, beginning with documentation of all training components, and ending with the evaluation and planning of an updated curriculum. It’s a must-read, whether your just starting to develop a compliance curriculum or re-evaluating an existing one.

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To Use Employees in Your Compliance Training Videos or Not: That is the Question

Employing professional actors for your compliance training video programs, instead of asking coworkers to participate, is a critical and sometimes confusing decision. This infographic highlights the advantages of each approach, and lists important criteria to keep in mind when you’re planning the next project.

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Compliance Training Insights: Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

The inaugural edition of the Compliance Training Insights newsletter offers readers our ideas for whether off-the-shelf or custom compliance training makes sense for your company; ten training quick tips to help you build a more effective curriculum; and thoughts on why medical device companies train on the FDA’s Bad Ad program.

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ARTICLE

Notes and News from PCF's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress

This article details our highlights from PCF's Seventeenth Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress was held in October of 2016 in Washington DC. The conference featured industry professionals, government regulators, and expert consultants offering best practices and tips for building and maintaining a modern compliance program.

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Compliance Edutrainment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Beware the Edutrainment Trap! The development of your company’s compliance training represents a great opportunity to flex your creative muscles, but too many “bells and whistles” can lead to confusion among your learners. In this article, the PharmaCertify™ team details five tips, including how to use interactivity intelligently, to help create compliance training that entertains while staying focused on core messages and lessons.

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News and Notes from CBI's Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

CBI’s 13th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress held in early 2016 featured an impressive lineup of industry luminaries and government regulators discussing a wide range of compliance-related topics. The PharmaCertify™ team was there, and this two page QuickTip offers our thoughts and key takeaways from the keynote sessions and panel presentations.

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WEBINAR

Global Transparency Reporting: What You Need to Know Now

Pete Sandford of NXLevel Solutions and Katherine Cartwright Norris of Berkeley Research Group LLC cover the reporting requirements of global laws and codes that affect pharmaceutical manufacturers, specifically, the EFPIA Transparency Code, the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, and France’s Loi Bertrand law.

Topics covered include:

  • The nature and principles of the EFPIA Transparency Code reporting requirements
  • The legislated obligations and reporting requirements of Loi Bertrand or, “The French Sunshine Act”
  • The impact of Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, and what the updates to the 18th edition of the Code mean to your organization
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ARTICLE

The Right Stuff: Compliance Training for Your Company’s Product Launch

As employees are brought on board in support of product launch, your training needs to cover all the essential bases and topics. Directing the training to the appropriate audiences so individuals aren’t burdened and distracted by messages and information that may not be applicable to their job duties is also critical. This paper examines the necessary topics and appropriate audiences for compliance training that is launched in conjunction with a first product launch.

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Pros and Cons of Off-the-shelf vs. Custom Compliance Training

The debate over whether off-the-shelf or custom online compliance training is more effective in the life sciences industry continues. This handy infographic lists the pros of each approach and offers a quick reference as to why a blended approach may be the best to solution to pitch to your colleagues.

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CASE STUDY

Compliance Training Case Study: One Emerging Company’s Approach

Small to mid-size life sciences companies face the same compliance challenges as their larger brethren with the added burden of a shortage of resources and personnel. This case study chronicles how one emerging pharmaceutical company utilizes a series of off-the-shelf online compliance training modules, updated and relaunched each year to help ensure employees are training on critical topics.

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