Big pharma partnering with influencers to sell drugs, medical devices

The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions


“By enlisting influencers to market their health care products amid a stream of Facetuned photos, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies co-opt narratives that give social media users a sense of how healthy they can be, if only they had this product.”

“Social media enables its users to connect over shared interests, locations, and even illnesses. Using this formula, health care companies locate potential influencers who can use these commonalities to reach and build trust with an audience.”

“One wonders why a company would assume the risk of misinformed patients, as they are responsible for what their paid endorsers say. The reason is simple: One in three consumers in the US consult social media for health-related matters. “

Read The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions, on vox, Feb 15, 2019.

DES Daughter Network Blog New Design

New header image, new WordPress theme and new colours for 2016!

With 2016 approaching, we thought it was time for few changes…

Fist, the header image. This “three wise doctors looking at us” awesome graphic is © and courtesy of Artist and DES awareness supporter Alberto Sebastiani.

You’ve been exposed to DES,
so what?

Some posts such as My DES Daughter Journey – Doctors (03.2011), Wanted: DES Aware Doctors (04.2011) and A focus group study of DES daughters: implications for health care providers (2000 study) mentioned the DES victims distrust of the medical profession. I cannot think of a better image to illustrate the DES cause.

Many thanks to Alberto for his long time support. Here are few links for you to visit Albertos’s blog, website and Twitter.

image of Responsive-design
WordPress says that theme Twenty Sixteen. will make your homepage look sharp on any device, and impeccable polish in every detail.

Fluid Design
and Responsive Images

Thank you theme comet for the years we spent together, from now on, we opted for the WordPress default theme for 2016: Twenty Sixteen.
Here are some of the theme new key features:

Introducing Twenty Sixteen

  • With or without sidebar, your call.
  • Overhang (the column) with a full-size image,wider than or equal to 840px.
  • Use the excerpt section to add a catchy, short post intro showing under your main header / post title.
  • Customize block quotes – put them left, right, where you like them!
  • Display links to your social media profiles with perfectly sized icons in the footer with a custom menu.
  • Add a call to action under your posts and pages, with 1 or 2 widgets displaying below your content.
  • For more information, visit the WordPress theme page and  demo version.

I can’t wait to get your opinion

Please tell me what you think, honestly, the good and bad…

#FACSaware on Twitter, fast and simple way to get Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes “breaking” News

Get FACS “breaking” News via Twitter

Twitter, an Information Network

Twitter, the fastest, simplest way to stay close to everything you care about...Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and breaking news about what you find interesting. Simply select the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets
Each Tweet is 140 characters long maximum, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space.
You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets…

Get Value from Twitter without sending Tweets

You don’t have to build a web page to surf the web, and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Whether you tweet a lot or never, you have access to the voices and information surrounding all your interests. You can contribute, or just listen in and retrieve your breaking news.

Get FACS “breaking” News via Twitter

Please find a list of Twitter accounts providing updates about the Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes related issues Follow DES_Journal

DES Daughter’s graphical Bio on Vizify! Create a personal Website powered by your Social Media

DES Daughter Words on Vizify
DES Daughter Words on Vizify

Vizify helps you create a personal mini-website powered by your social media profiles. Plug in your social media sites and Vizify creates a series of interactive infographics and an animated movie.

A special thank to Jackie White, Sunish Sebastian and Tom Laing for their phenomenal support on Twitter!

Connect with your DES Daughter via klear to explore and discover the Twitter World

klear: find influencers that are relevant and reachable

Connect with your DES Daughter via @twtrland to explore and discover the Twitter World
Connect with your DES Daughter via @klear_com, explore, discover the Twitter World

klear visualizes social footprints to help you discover new people, understand their impact and find better ways to connect and increase your social media network

  • Impact: Activity, Amplification and Outreach quantified by objective measurements.
  • Network: Followers distribution, close connections and engagement stats show who’s listening on the other side of the screen.
  • Content Breakdown: The Best and Recent of a user’s content breakdown shows who he really is, from first hand.
  • Discovery: It’s a new way to search the twitter graph.

FAQs – Keyword Tracker –  Connect with your DES Daughter

What is your Social Media Impact? Join @DES_Journal ; sign up on #PeerIndex to find out!

What is your Social Media Impact? Join @DES_Journal ; sign up on #PeerIndex to find out!
@DES_Journal got a score of 84 for Health and Medical topic of influence on PeerIndex

PeerIndex measures interactions across the web to help you understand your impact in social media. PeerIndex aims to make your experiences in social media more rewarding and brings you exclusive rewards, offers and discounts because brands want people like you to try their products.
Learn about the people you influence, see who influences you…
What’s your impact? Sign up to find out! – PeerIndex blog

Add the DES Diethylstilbestrol Awareness PicBadge and express yourself on top of Pictures!

DES Diethylstilbestrol Awareness PicBadge
Add the DES Diethylstilbestrol Awareness PicBadge and express yourself on top of Pictures!!

What is a PicBadge?

  • PicBadges are overlays that can be added to pictures. They come in many shapes and colors
  • Add a PicBadge as a way to support a cause, raise awareness, or show off something you really like
  • Create you own PicBadges for yourself, for everyone or for an exclusive group of people

Add DES Daughter’s PicBadge to your Facebook profile picture to support DES Diethylstilbestrol awareness Add the 'DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Awareness' PicBadge to your profile picture!