4th Rx-to-OTC Switch Summit (EXL)

4th Rx-to-OTC Switch Summit (EXL)
Event on 2017-12-04 08:00:00

4th Rx-to-OTC Switch Summit
Switching drugs from prescription (Rx) to over-the-counter (OTC) status is a commercial strategy that has been growing in popularity. More than 20 products have been switched over to OTC during the past decade — and there has been a plethora of high-profile switch failures and disappointing results. Successful switches are as much an art as a science, and it has become increasingly apparent that switch teams must revise their best practices in strategy, marketing, sales, clinical research, regulatory affairs, medical writing, labeling and packaging if they are to effectively collaborate and lead an Rx product through the switch to OTC.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, ExL’s Rx-to-OTC Switch Summit is the most advanced thought leadership event experts can attend to discuss all aspects of a switch, from the NDA process to the final over-the-counter product; analyze current trends; and prepare for future switches. Whether you are exploring your chances of tapping into the very lucrative OTC marketplace or are an expert in the field, this conference will provide detailed presentations, intensive case studies and collaborative panel discussions relevant to your interests, maximizing the learning experience for overcoming the shared challenges of the industry. In addition, designated lunches and networking breaks will enhance the exchange of knowledge and foster future business partnerships.

Top Five Reasons to Attend
Explore current trends and business models, and identify how to lead your Rx drug through the OTC switch journey
Review the latest switches and learn from examples of successful and failed switches, as well as what caused their outcomes
Hear how industry stakeholders can work together with key stakeholders — such as the FDA, retailers and government agencies — on the switch process and discuss the latest regulatory challenges and initiatives, including NSURE
Understand the future of Rx-to-OTC switches and stay up to date with commercial strategies
Network with leading industry professionals to exchange best practices for ensuring a seamless Rx-to-OTC switch, and brainstorm new marketing and branding strategies

Who Should Attend
This conference is designed for professionals from pharmaceutical companies with responsibilities in the following areas:
Rx-to-OTC Switches
Consumer Healthcare Products
Marketing/Brand Management/Product Management
Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Processes
Clinical Development
Legal Affairs/Counsel/Regulatory Counsel
Medical/Scientific Affairs
Clinical Trials
Research and Development
Business Strategy
Drug Delivery Technology
Product Development
Corporate Development
This event is also of interest to:
Strategy and Marketing Consultants
Clinical Research Labs
Drug After-Market Manufacturers/Suppliers
Legal/Regulatory Advisors
Statistical Service Providers
Marketing Organizations

The 4th Rx-to-OTC Switch Summit agenda is currently under development. Sessions at this event will address a range of possible topics, such as:
The current Rx-to-OTC switch market environment
Rx categories that could become OTC switch areas and the next type of Rx drugs that are harder to switch
Shelf strategies and consumer behavioral patterns
The broad scope of issues organizations currently face during an OTC switch
How to enable new switch opportunities
A comparison of global Rx-to-OTC switch best practices
The current regulatory landscape and the frame of NSURE and BTC in the United States
Key marketing tools and strategies that require flawless execution when addressing the unique characteristics of a switch
Consumer behavior studies and how they translate to label optimization
Label comprehension and self-selection studies and their key objectives — the art of applying self-selection on complex indications on DFL
Packaging and labeling best practices for ensuring patient safety
Methods for building advocacy and neutralizing threats to your switch
Rx-to-OTC, OTC-to-Rx and drug-device combination product approvals
The role of patient education in creating self-efficient consumers

Event Partners

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pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing together healthcare through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.


PharmaVOICE magazine, reaches more than 41,000 qualified subscribers and 100,000 users with its digital edition. PharmaVOICE is the forum that allows business leaders to engage in a candid dialogue on the challenges and trends impacting the industry. PharmaVOICE provides readers with insightful and thought-provoking commentary in a multiple-perspective format through forums, topics, and articles covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends and information through additional media resources, including Social Media, WebLinx Interactive WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, White Papers, E-Surveys and e-Alerts.


PM360 is the premier, must-read magazine for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Published monthly, PM360 is the only journal that focuses on delivering the full spectrum of practical information necessary for product managers and pharma marketing professionals to succeed in the complex and highly regulated healthcare environment. The journal’s targeted and insightful editorial focuses on issues that directly impact critical decision making, including: planning and implementation of cutting edge strategies, trends, the latest technological advances, branding/marketing, advertising/promotion, patient/professional education, sales, market research, PR, and leadership. Additionally, the ‘360’ in our title signifies the combination of this critical, how-to info with personal and career insights for an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. By providing the full circle of enriching content, PM360 is truly an indispensable tool for busy and productive marketing professionals to stay at the top of their game.

Technology Networks

Technology Networks is an internationally recognised publisher that provides access to the latest scientific news, products, research, videos and posters. Our global community is made up of over 300,000 researchers and scientific professionals from the life science, drug discover and analytical arenas.

Please contact the event manager Marilyn below for the following:
– Discounts for registering 5 or more participants.
– If you company requires a price quotation.
Event Manager Contact: marilyn.b.turner(at)nyeventslist.com
You can also contact us if you require a visa invitation letter, after ticket purchase.
We can also provide a certificate of completion for this event if required.

This Event Listing is Promoted by
New York Media Technologies LLC in association
with EXL Events Inc.

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