Behind the scenes at VIVA! – an intern’s perspective

This is my second week as an intern at VIVA! and I’ve already learned so much. I’ve always had an interest in health however it took me a while to find the right degree. I began a Bachelor of Medical Science where I quickly realised that working in a science lab wasn’t right for me.…

VIVA! clinches 11th place in Australia’s ‘Top 25 fastest growing PR agencies’

As an Australian-first, The PR Report has just released an independent ranking of Australian Public Relations agencies. Divided into two categories, the report reveals: – The Top 25 PR agencies by size (revenue) – The Top 25 fastest growing PR agencies (percentage increase in revenue). VIVA! Communications is ranked 11th on the ‘Top 25 fastest…

A Royal Honour – Will Delaat named on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

VIVA! Communications wishes to congratulate Will Delaat, current director of the Fragile X Association of Australia (FXAA), Pharmaxis and EnGenelC, who was named today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr Delaat was honoured for ‘his service to the pharmaceutical industry through roles with professional organisations, to the development of medicines policy and reform, and to…

Dr Harry Cooper discusses Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Dr Harry Cooper discusses the seriousness of pneumococcal pneumonia and how to protect oneself against pneumonia, such as having the free pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination available to Australians aged 65 and over. Pneumococcal Pneumonia from VIVA! Communications on Vimeo.

Exciting news at VIVA!

A huge congratulations to VIVA! team member Mahsa, on the exciting news of her engagement. We were thrilled to see her waltz into the VIVA! office last week with a gorgeous sparkling ring on her finger and a smile to match. We wish Mahsa and Max all the best for their engagement and upcoming wedding…

Dr John Skerrit appointed as new head of TGA

VIVA! Communications welcomes The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing’s (DoHA) appointment of Dr John Skerritt as the new National Manager of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), effective at the end of May. The TGA is the national body responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including medicines, medical devices, blood and blood products. According to the Secretary…

Originator manufacturers bracing for further PBS price cuts

The ongoing price disclosure system brokered by Medicines Australia and the Government will see another 13 medicines attract significant price cuts ranging from 11 to 77 per cent from August 1 this year. The medication price cuts are in addition to the broadbrush $1.9 billion in PBS savings that constitute the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

VIVA! on location – Western Australia

Join VIVA! team members Kirsten Bruce & Denise Vrontas as they take you on a tour of Yke’s Bornholm residence in regional WA. Yke is living with complex Parkinson’s & is managing his disease effectively, which allows him to enjoy a full, active lifestyle. Check out the video below: On location with VIVA! from VIVA!…

VIVA! Communications welcomes new member to its award-winning team

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Abbey Flanagan as Account Associate to Team VIVA! “I developed a passion for health and wellness communication while studying Journalism (notably health reporting) and completing an internship at the Australian Doctor Magazine. “Working part-time for one of Adelaide’s largest General Practices for four years further consolidated my…

Communications in times of cost-effectiveness

VIVA! principal Kirsten Bruce contributed the following article to Health Radar, a quarterly publication on current trends in the health communication industry. Health Radar is published by our GLOBALHealthPR partners from Germany fischerAppelt. In Australia, the price of pharmaceutical products is determined by negotiations between the Federal Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority (PBPA) and the pharmaceutical supplier. Pharmaceutical companies…