Mike Beyer

Mike Beyer

With more than 15 years of healthcare communications experience with an emphasis on media relations, Mike has planned media strategy, directed media relations efforts and conducted outreach for pharmaceutical clients such as Abbott Laboratories, Bayer Corporation, Schering-Plough, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Solvay, Adolor Corporation, Roche Laboratories and Pharmacia Corporation. He has also developed relationships with key news outlets in Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Mike’s experience includes media relations for Pharmacia Corporation’s oncology portfolio. He arranged media interviews for top Pharmacia executives and spokesdoctors discussing clinical trial results for Camptosar®, SU5416 and Celebrex® and directed media activities for the company during various medical meetings. He most recently helped to direct and coordinate media relations activities for Schering-Plough Oncology at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meetings, resulting in articles placed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and USA Today.

Mike also assisted with media relations and science communications activities surrounding the FDA approval and launch of Zyvox™ for Pfizer, securing placements in Time, U.S. News & World Report and The New York Times, among others; the FDA approval of AndroGel™ for Solvay, which resulted in a cover story in Time; and the launch of DuPont Pharmaceuticals’ Sustiva®, which generated national coverage including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and CNN.

Mike has written press materials for Bayer Corporation’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of aspirin. He also has advised health IT companies such as Surescripts and Physicians’ Interactive on media relations for their electronic medical records and electronic prescribing software products. He has arranged interviews with The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Modern Healthcare for those companies, among others.

Mike earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is based in Chicago.