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Informed Medical Communications Adopts Newly Enhanced Compliance Policy
Date:6/23/2008

EDISON, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Informed Medical Communications (IMC), a leading provider of peer-to-peer medical forums for the bio-pharmaceutical industry, today announced adoption of an enhanced compliance policy and the appointment of Dr. Jaime Nguyen as Medical Director/ Compliance Officer (CO). The policy specifically outlines the role of the CO as well as methods for handling written policies/procedures, training/education, internal monitoring/auditing, reporting/lines of communication, and prompt response and corrective action for violations and detected problems. "The changes reflect IMC's commitment to compliance with the laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern pharmaceutical promotional and marketing activities," said Steve Budd, CEO of IMC. "Our ongoing investment in this critical competency will enable us to partner more closely with our clients to ensure that the medical communications programs we execute on their behalf meet the highest standards for promotional compliance."

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Dr. Nguyen was appointed to this position following two years of distinguished service as a moderator on numerous IMC programs. Nguyen holds an MD from MSIH and Columbia University Medical Center, an MPH from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MS in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Toledo. Additionally, Nguyen is a certified Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Compliance Officer. Prior to joining IMC in 2006, Nguyen had over 10 years of experience in the areas of pharmacology and drug design, medicine and public health, and healthcare analysis. She also held numerous international clinical leadership roles across multiple therapeutic areas and served on two federal advisory committees while working for the Department of Health and Human Services.

"In the current highly regulated environment, and consistent with our ongoing focus on mitigating risk for our clients, a comprehensive Compliance Policy and dedicated CO are essential," noted Kathleen Bresette, President of The Peer Group (an IMC company). "We are delighted to have someone with Jaime's qualifications and enthusiasm supporting IMC and our clients in this capacity."

IMC's Compliance Policy may be found on the IMC website.

About Informed Medical Communications

Informed Medical Communications (http://www.informedmedical.com), headquartered in Edison, NJ, is an interactive medical marketing group of companies providing services to the biopharmaceutical industry. The companies include The Peer Group and RxDialogue, industry innovators and leaders in conducting general and specialty peer-to-peer medical programs, respectively. Additionally, IMC's major businesses are enhanced by MRxHealth, the market research and consulting infrastructure that supports IMC's ongoing development and effectiveness of non-traditional marketing programs for biopharmaceutical clients, and Leading Through Dialogue, a communications training service for elite skill development in three areas: (1) leadership, (2) sales, and (3) training/facilitation. The IMC network of companies delivers integrated marketing programs for pharmaceutical marketers, with the goal of improving the dialogue among healthcare practitioners in understanding health conditions and their medical options. IMC is a private-equity backed, privately held company.


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