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FDA approves Pfizer leukemia drug

FDA approves Pfizer leukemia drug | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health regulators on Tuesday approved a Pfizer Inc drug for a rare type of leukemia.The medicine, called Bosulif, treats chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a blood and bone marrow...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off

Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Sen. Warren’s position is based on common political rhetoric and not a hoped-for enlightened discussion.
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Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise

Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The measles outbreak that began at California’s Disneyland Resort last month is part of a new trend that worries public health officials. At the same time, persuading skeptical parents to vaccinate their children has grown more difficult.
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Skyrocketing cancer drug prices are Express Scripts’ target

Skyrocketing cancer drug prices are Express Scripts’ target | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The company hopes to reshape $37 billion in U.S. spending.
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Half of US clinical trials go unpublished

Half of US clinical trials go unpublished | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Results are reported more thoroughly in government database than in journals.
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Survey: Patients expect more from pharma companies

Survey: Patients expect more from pharma companies | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In today’s so-called consumer-driven landscape, no provider is exempt from the shifting attitudes. When it comes to pharmaceutical companies, it turns out patient expectations — not wishes, mind you —...
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Survey: Patients want different digital tools from their MDs than they’re getting | mobihealthnews

Survey: Patients want different digital tools from their MDs than they’re getting | mobihealthnews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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For the first time in a decade, Americans say health care is getting more affordable

For the first time in a decade, the number of Americans who say they can afford the health care they need went up.
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Survey raises question: Which researchers do people trust with their health data?

Survey raises question: Which researchers do people trust with their health data? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The appetite for health data grows and along with it conversations on people’s comfort level with making that information available. Young people tend to have a pretty passive attitude towards...
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2015 Global life sciences sector outlook | Deloitte | Life Sciences and Health Care industry reports & services

2015 Global life sciences sector outlook | Deloitte | Life Sciences and Health Care industry reports & services | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Explore the top issues facing global life sciences companies & considerations as they seek to adapt to a changing market. 
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Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation

Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
It’s all a matter of when you cut your spending, and why.
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Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs

Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic finds that more than half of Americans receive at least two prescriptions, 20 percent have more than five
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The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
From smartphone attachments that can diagnose an ear infection to apps that can monitor mental health, new tools are tilting health-care control from doctors to patients.
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RPT - INSIGHT-Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new cancer drugs

RPT - INSIGHT-Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new cancer drugs | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
(Repeats for additional subscribers)By Ransdell PiersonNEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A new wave of experimentalcancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerfulT cells are proving to be
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Sanofi And Regeneron Leapfrog Amgen In New Cholesterol Drug Race

Sanofi And Regeneron Leapfrog Amgen In New Cholesterol Drug Race | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Early on Monday Sanofi and Regeneron leapfrogged their rival Amgen to gain leadership in the race to bring a new class of cholesterol drugs to market. The new development could potentially give Sanofi and Regeneron a month on the market by itself before facing competition from Amgen. Sanofi and Regeneron announced early on Monday that [...]
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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? - CNN.com

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? - CNN.com | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.
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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.
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2015 Healthcare Trends

2015 Healthcare Trends | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Riding a perilous wave of policy turmoil, consumer empowerment, and tightening profits, payors and providers have no choice but to go bold.
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Signs of a revival in drug development - FT.com

Signs of a revival in drug development - FT.com | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
After a long innovation drought in the previous decade, investors in big pharma would be forgiven for wondering whether signs of revival in drug development are a mirage. Yet the evidence of an upturn is becoming harder for sceptics to dismiss.
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Big Pharma faces up to new price pressure from aggressive insurers

Big Pharma faces up to new price pressure from aggressive insurers | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The world's biggest drugmakers face a new reality when it comes to U.S. pricing for their products as insurers use aggressive tactics to extract steep price discounts, even for
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Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A study released by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that, because you're human, you lose 11% to 14% of your productivity-potential every day. You check the news. You chitchat with a colleague in the next cubicle. You daydream about dinner, who is going to be on [...]
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Patient Perspectives on Online Health Information and Communication With Doctors: A Qualitative Study of Patients 50 Years Old and Over

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Cancer survivors plagued by lack of personal control

Cancer survivors plagued by lack of personal control | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) – After treatment for cancer, survivors often complain about a loss of personal control, a new study found.The study’s lead author said that while the responses can’t be generalized
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'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You. | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law's many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, "What Obamacare Doesn't Do." Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that 60 Minutes itself didn't do. That's [...]
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Why Technology May Not Fix The Medication Adherence Problem

Why Technology May Not Fix The Medication Adherence Problem | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
I'd wager that improved adherence -- and a range of other health benefits -- are ultimately more likely to be achieved not by clever apps and wireless gadgets, but rather by an empathetic physician who understands, listens, and is trusted by her patients -- assuming, of course, she can develop these relationships within the constraints of episodic fifteen minute encounters.
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