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Tom Drake

Tom has been involved in medical communications for over thirty years. His first job in the health-care industry was with the international division of Rorer Pharmaceuticals, where he spent nearly three years working in Europe. In 1990 Tom founded and launched the healthcare trade publication, Product Management Today (PMT). He was publisher and editorial director for its first six years. As PMT’s editorial director, he worked with several the founders of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) along with journal publishers and continuing medical education experts. Tom has been involved in most areas of medical communications including: global publication planning, continuing medical education (CME), Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Real-World Evidence (RWE), thought-leader development and digital and web-based communications. Tom has supported communication projects in all major therapy areas and supported orphan drug programs.

He has been an active member of ISMPP since 2008. He was chair of the ISMPP-U committee in 2015 and this year moved to the Advocacy and Outreach committee. Tom is also a member of AMWA, ISPOR and the recently formed, MAPS (Medical Affairs Professional Society).  In 2014 Tom launched the Global Outcomes Group, an independent healthcare communications agency supporting HEOR/RWE/PRO and Medical Communications for the bio/pharma and medical device industries.
Drake, Tom