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Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Viagra ads target women for 1st time | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the ...
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Design Power: Patients Play Researchers in Drug Trials

Design Power: Patients Play Researchers in Drug Trials | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Scientists regularly sign up patients to test new treatments. In a dramatic shift in sharing control, they are now seeking patients to help design trials.
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kenza's curator insight, September 30, 3:21 PM

Interesting article about how to include patients into clinical trials design .... ""Research is not just about what the doctor wants to accomplish,'' 

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10 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Prices Are So Painfully High

10 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Prices Are So Painfully High | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Research and development costs are only one piece of the puzzle. Here are nine additional reasons why your prescription drug costs are so painfully high. - Sean Williams - Health Care
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Citizen Hackers Tinker With Medical Devices

Citizen Hackers Tinker With Medical Devices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy patients and family members are working with glucose monitors for diabetics and other medical devices to make them more useful.
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Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment

Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
People might not expect to find life-changing medical treatment 2,400 miles from home via Facebook, but Amy Caterina did.
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FDA panel votes against taking drugs for lowT

FDA panel votes against taking drugs for lowT | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Advisors to the FDA voted against use of testosterone replacements for lowT, saying labels should narrow and more safety information is needed.
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The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A 2x2 matrix plots them out.
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Christine Horvais's curator insight, September 12, 12:15 PM

"Industries in the upper-right quadrant — such as medical equipment — face high uncertainty in both demand and technology. For example, who would have predicted that medical robots would perform surgeries? When Intuitive Surgical launched the Da Vinci System robot— which allows surgeons to operate using 3-D visualization and four robotic arms — the company faced significant technical as well as demand uncertainty."...

..."The bottom line is that success requires an understanding of how much uncertainty you face and the ability to manage those uncertainties in new ways."...

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A New Cancer Drug Worked In Over 25% Of Patients. What Does That Mean?

A New Cancer Drug Worked In Over 25% Of Patients. What Does That Mean? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new cancer drug, during a phase I trial, placed a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome in a complete remission that has lasted for more than three years. And it did so, in a non-invasive manner, setting forth a new way of treating cancer. CPI-613, a drug made by Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, benefited 29 percent of cancer [...]
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Apple Watch Is Cool. It's Different. And For Healthcare, It's Disappointing.

Apple Watch Is Cool. It's Different. And For Healthcare, It's Disappointing. | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch event on Tuesday was both wildly successful and simultaneously beset with bumps. Apple's livestream initially cut out. A Chinese translator frequently cut in. And the biggest disappointment: Apple's health care plans got cut from the program. After months of strategic leaks, Apple observers were ready for the company [...]
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Pharma Battles Hospitals Over 340B Pricing - Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharma Battles Hospitals Over 340B Pricing - Pharmaceutical Executive | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Infographic: 12 ways to put patients first in healthcare | mHealthNews

Infographic: 12 ways to put patients first in healthcare | mHealthNews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Innovation HealthJam, a 3-day virtual brainstorm, identified potential solutions for some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today.
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Why The 'Bigger Is Better' DTC Mindset Is Taking A Back Seat To Patient-centric POC Campaigns 09/02/2014

Why The 'Bigger Is Better' DTC Mindset Is Taking A Back Seat To Patient-centric POC Campaigns 09/02/2014 | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Why The 'Bigger Is Better' DTC Mindset Is Taking A Back Seat To Patient-centric POC Campaigns - 09/02/2014
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Gartner puts mobile health monitoring in the “trough of disillusionment” | mobihealthnews

Gartner puts mobile health monitoring in the “trough of disillusionment” | mobihealthnews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Pharma Companies Urge FDA To Alter Draft Social Media Rules - iHealthBeat

Pharma Companies Urge FDA To Alter Draft Social Media Rules - iHealthBeat | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Biotechnology Industry Organization and Medical Information Working Group have submitted comments to FDA expressing concern that draft social media guidance released by the agency in June could discourage manufacturers from using social media. The Hill et al.
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Health Care Renewal: Shire Settles Claims of Deceptive Marketing of Multiple Drugs for $56.8 Million, No Individual Held Responsible

Health Care Renewal: Shire Settles Claims of Deceptive Marketing of Multiple Drugs for $56.8 Million, No Individual Held Responsible | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not

Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Emergency room physicians are leaving patients with hefty bills: More and more, doctors who work in emergency rooms are private contractors who are out of network or do not accept any insurance plans.
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To Gather Drug Data, a Health Start-Up Turns to Consumers

To Gather Drug Data, a Health Start-Up Turns to Consumers | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Iodine has used online surveys to compile data on Americans’ experiences while taking prescription medications, intending to help other prospective users educate themselves.
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Article > IMS identifies 10 'harbingers of disruptive change' in healthcare

Article > IMS identifies 10 'harbingers of disruptive change' in healthcare | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Events which will affect all stakeholders
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Drug pricing: A new prescription - The Boston Globe

Drug pricing: A new prescription - The Boston Globe | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The fix is not to lower inflated drug prices across the board, but to find ways of not paying for drugs that don’t work, while continuing to incentivize the creation of those that do.
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Stop Googling your health questions. Use these sites instead.

Stop Googling your health questions. Use these sites instead. | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
If you're going to self-diagnose on the Web, there are better resources than Dr. Google and WebMD.
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Statins And Diabetes: A Clearer Picture Emerges

Statins And Diabetes: A Clearer Picture Emerges | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In recent years, the medical community has become increasingly aware that taking statins can result in slightly higher glucose levels, and this can lead to a diagnosis of diabetes in a small but statistically significant number of people. But it has been unclear whether the diagnosis of diabetes in people [...]
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▶ Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care - YouTube

Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . h...
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New DigitasLBi Study Reveals 5% of Americans Have Made a Purchase on a Social Media Site, yet 20% Say They Would Consider Doing So

New DigitasLBi Study Reveals 5% of Americans Have Made a Purchase on a Social Media Site, yet 20% Say They Would Consider Doing So | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A global marketing and technology agency, blending strategic, creative, media and technical expertise to create business value.
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8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care

8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Fact one: Americans pay way, way, way more for health care than anyone else.
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More Americans surviving cancer than ever

More Americans surviving cancer than ever | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
By 2024, there will be almost 19 million U.S. cancer survivors; those who recover face another set of health concerns
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