Viver Health Wins Prestigious Health Startup Challenge at Eye for Pharma Conference



Morristown, NJ May 8, 2019 – Viver Health, LLC ( was named the winner of the annual Health Startup Challenge on April 17, 2019 at the 17th Annual Eye for Pharma Conference  in Philadelphia. The conference, the largest commercial pharma conference in North America, was attended by over 900 influential innovators, marketers, and executives in pharma and life science industries.

In announcing the winner, Paul Simms, Chairman, of Eye for Pharma said “Every pharma company wants to work with startups – for good reason. Startups work with agility, bring a can-do attitude and work on solutions that often address patients’ unmet needs. As our industry commits to providing more patient value, we at Eye for Pharma commit to showcasing the brightest and best startups. This ensures the right culture, the right attitudes and the right solutions prevail.”

Viver Health develops and produces evidence-based nutrition and wellness programs, many of which have been directed at underserved patient populations. In a recent program, Viver partnered with Eli Lilly and Co. on a successful campaign for patients with gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers. All Viver programs include the company’s trademark Pocket Health Guide, a handy laminated reference guide to evidence-based nutrition and wellness information customized for specific patient populations, and caregivers. 

Viver’s latest initiative is a new wellness guide based on the well researched and established benefits of plant based nutrition. Viver’s  Your Guide to a Plant-Based Diet – 5 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Chronic Disease Is now available at for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

According to Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.O.I.M, a nationally-acclaimed breast surgeon, who is board certified in integrative and holistic medicine, and who heads Sedona Breast Care for Northern Arizona Healthcare,  “Plant-based, whole foods diets are the key to all disease prevention and have been shown to reverse cardiac disease. As a breast cancer surgeon, I spend 25% of my consultation time with newly diagnosed patients focusing on lifestyle modification for disease prevention. Viver is my go to resource for all of my patients!.” 

Viver Health was founded in 2013 by Vicki Barghout, a pharmaceutical executive, who was diagnosed with breast cancer the day before her second daughter was born. She embarked on a mission to find evidence-based nutrition and wellness information to complement her traditional medical treatment. Today, Viver Health, is known as the trusted source of evidence-based nutrition and wellness that is presented in easy-to-digest format with info-graphics and illustrations to better serve patients, and caregivers.