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How-To Conduct Market Research For Pharmaceutical Products

We've grouped together all the information our site contains on market research for the pharmaceutical products industry to help you quickly and easily find related articles, companies, events, jobs, associations, glossary definitions and more.

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There are 69 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

What physician research can teach us about prioritizing people, not products
The authors outline how segmenting doctors to understand their emotional drivers can help put the focus on the human side of the health care process and less on brand names and marketing.
Conjoint analysis in pharmaceutical marketing research
Conjoint analysis is a technique that evaluates the importance of a product’s attributes to consumers. This article details how to use conjoint analysis in pharmaceutical marketing research, including design, data analysis, validation, simulating market share and limitations of the technique.
Use care, preparation when conducting medical qualitative research
Because medical market research respondents are not self-selecting, qualitative researchers are advised to take time to learn about their needs and limitations - emotionally and physically - and do what they can to meet respondents as they are.
From the Publisher November 1987
Consistent communication and attractive incentives are key when when recruiting "expert" focus group respondents or those with a prominent business position or academic background.
Stiefel Laboratories hopes updated packaging will attract new users without alienating current consumers
Using customer surveys, Stiefel Laboratories discovered that some of its soap users purchased the product on impulse rather than on a doctor’s recommendation. With the goal of increasing these impulse buys, the tested two new potential packaging designs. Using a simulated store shelf planogram, researchers determined how quickly the Oilatum box was seen and how long respondents looked at it. Consumers then viewed the designs separately to determine the points on the packaging they noticed first, second, etc. The researchers used eye tracking and verbal interviews to collect data.

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Recent Articles

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The role of the caregiver in health care market research
Researchers in many other industries solicit the input and perspectives of those inside their target consumers’ spheres of influence. It’s time health care and pharmaceutical marketing researchers did the same.
Applying behavioral economics to research physician decision-making
The author uses a pharmaceutical research example to examine the impact of different approaches to framing questions in research interviews.
Analyzing a pharmaceutical product’s key drivers
The author explores the use of principal component analysis to examine wave-to-wave changes in a tracking study.
How a 360-degree research approach provides a deeper understanding of the patient experience
The author outlines a research process by which pharmaceutical and health care companies can learn what life is like for patients afflicted by an illness.
Seven tips for a successful recruit for difficult medical market research projects
Medical market research can require a deeper understanding of the respondent than many other types of research. Here are strategies for gaining that understanding.

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