Healthcare Consultancy Group Announces Launch of Guarino Haskins Market Access

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG), a division of the DAS Group of Companies, announces the launch of Guarino Haskins Market Access LLC, an integrated strategic consultancy and advertising agency specializing in market access.

Market access, the discipline of defining and communicating the unique value provided by medications and medical devices, is becoming increasingly important in today’s rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. Guarino Haskins will address this growing need by combining the experience of leading market access professionals with the power of award-winning creative talent, to provide consulting and policy analysis, marketing and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) communications.

“Guarino Haskins will help us address some of the most critical issues our clients face today,” said Denise Bottiglieri, PhD, CEO of HCG. “Their ability to decipher and communicate payer issues will provide an important complement to our existing expertise in marketing, medical professional and regulatory communications.”

A member of HCG, with offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Guarino Haskins will pursue independent assignments in addition to bringing its payer competency to advertising, public relations and healthcare communications agencies throughout the DAS Group of Companies.

“Market access is the price of entry in pharmaceutical advertising these days,” said Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of the DAS Group of Companies. “Brands can have the best professional and consumer campaigns, but unless they have market access, they won’t achieve uptake. In Guarino Haskins Market Access we have the right people with the right approach to help our clients achieve their goals.”

John Guarino, with over two decades of experience in market access on both the agency and manufacturer side, is Managing Partner, President of the company; and Roger Haskins, a veteran creative in market access communications, is Managing Partner, Executive Creative Director.

Guarino has deep experience in payer strategy and marketing. Most recently serving as Managing Director, Managed Markets at inVentiv Health, he oversaw the growth of a small division into an enterprise-level agency successfully winning and servicing payer business. Prior to that, as Director of Payer Segment Marketing at Amgen, he was responsible for implementation of all marketing to corporate payer customers including commercial payers, Medicaid, Medicare, specialty retail and mail order. In 2013, Guarino was named one of the 100 most inspiring leaders in the healthcare industry for his leadership in managed markets by PharmaVOICE.

“Brands live or die by their ability to secure and maintain access,” said Guarino. “At Guarino Haskins, we have a deep understanding of the complexities of the payer space and the ability to help clients define and deliver the value of their brand.”

Haskins has been in consumer and healthcare agencies for more than 20 years. As a creative director, he has a successful track record of translating complex payer issues into easy-to-understand and compelling communications. While at Entrée Health as Associate Partner, Creative Director, he helped achieve significant agency growth through impactful creative and managed that growth through sound leadership.

About Guarino Haskins Market Access

Guarino Haskins Market Access LLC is an integrated strategic consultancy and advertising company specializing in market access, which is the discipline of defining and communicating the unique value provided by medications and medical devices. With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the agency is part of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) and a member of the DAS Group of Companies.

About Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG)

The Healthcare Consultancy Group is a collaboration of agencies that enable healthcare companies’ medical affairs, regulatory, and marketing teams to better meet the needs of physicians, patients, and other stakeholders. HCG firms provide strategic and communications consulting, scientific branding and messaging, data visualization, and traditional and digital creative execution. HGC agencies develop and execute medical publication plans, stakeholder relationship and peer-to-peer education programs, regulatory communication plans, market access initiatives, and patient-centered development and communications programs. Headquartered in New York, and with offices throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, HCG agencies include Health Science Communications, Hyphen Digital, The Scienomics Group, The Chameleon Group, ProEd Communications and ProEd Regulatory, Accuverus, Scientific Strategy Partners, and Guarino Haskins Market Access LLC. HCG and its agencies are members of the DAS Group of Companies.

About the DAS Group of Companies

The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.