Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is coming out with a new book that claims thimerosal in vaccines causes autism. This claim has been thoroughly discredited, but RFK Jr. believes that it's all a big conspiracy and that he's right. His crazy anti-vaccine views coupled with his fame make for an especially dangerous combination.
Yesterday morning, after five spurned bids, AbbVie, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant finally closed in on a deal to buy Irish drugmaker Shire for $54 billion. One key consequence of the deal: AbbVie will change its tax domicile from Illinois to the U.K., reducing its tax rate. The deal, the largest [...]
by Matthew Arnold, Principal Analyst Eisai’s Belviq.com pipes payers through to Belviqmanagedmarkets.com via a tab atop the HCP page. As hospitals and health systems seek to control drug costs through...
Like, totally don’t vaccinate babies, OK? JENNY MCCARTHY, a celebrity who introduced herself to the world on the pages of Playboy 20 years ago, is the proud owner...
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Whooping cough (pertussis), a contagious bacterial infection that is deeply unpleasant for adults and can be fatal for small children, was supposed to have been largely eradicated from the United States, thanks to widespread vaccination. Infections fell from 222,202 in 1941 to 1,010 in 1976. But lately it has made an unwelcome return. In 2012 48,277 cases were reported, the highest figure in over half a century. On June 13th California declared an epidemic; 3,458 cases, including two deaths, have been reported so far this year. Other parts of the country, including Tennessee and Alabama, have also seen big rises, and there has been a worrying climb in measles cases.
“My sister is a Genome 1 Registered Nurse who was infected by a patient with HCV more than 30 years ago. She is already in mid-stage cirrhosis and, if she lived long enough, her only prospect was a liver transplant using her son as a donor. We are all grateful for Sovaldi, which she starts next week. Although her insurance covers 90%, Gilead will contribute all but the last $20.”
Patients often receive reminders for various elements of their healthcare, such as reminders to take their medicines and confirming upcoming appointments. Interestingly, patients prefer different modes of communication for different reminder types, according to a survey administered by FICO, an analytics software company.
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results from its eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry, conducted in partnership with marketing innovation consultancy Evolution Road LLC.
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To me this is a major DUH. People who com to a pharma website are going to of course going to convert higher than those that don't.
In today’s modern medical world, patients are beginning to take their diagnoses into their own hands and search queries. This infographic, created by Fathom, looks at the journey of a patient using the ubiquitous “Dr. Google” as part of the new normal for...