Crisis Communications: Surviving The Storm
Whether it’s a product recall, a class-action lawsuit or an environmental disaster, almost all medical device companies will need to navigate a crisis at some point. Medtech Insight spoke to top public relations experts about how to plan ahead, get through the crisis and clean up afterwards.
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