NEW YORK—Hill & Knowlton has hired Dolly Judge as senior vice president and director of healthcare policy. Judge was most recently at Pfizer where she spent 10 years in the D.C. office as the vice president, federal government relations, and managed relationships with administration offices and members of Congress on key committees with jurisdiction over critical issues in health policy, Medicare and emerging science.
Judge will serve as the senior leader of the D.C. healthcare practice and will serve a growing roster of healthcare clients and lead a strong team of healthcare communications and public affairs professionals.
Judge has particular experience negotiating and working with the Food & Drug Administration and with research, as she handled all FDA-related issues including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act III, direct-to-consumer advertising, Rx to over-the-counter switches, clinical trials and pediatric exclusivity as well as emerging science issues, genomics, stem cell research and bioethics while at Pfizer.
Judge is also an expert on Medicare-related issues, including the Medicare Modernization Act, the prescription drug benefit, payment issues for Part B drugs and evidence-based medicine/cost-effectiveness.
Earlier, she worked at Hoffmann-LaRoche where she was vice president, federal government affairs, as well as with Abbott where she served as director of federal health policy. She also brings significant trade association experience, having worked in government affairs for both the American College of Physicians and the Health Industry Manufacturers Association.