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#1

WalMart May Enlist Doctors to Help Beat Amazon in Tug-of-War | Blog

To retail behemoths, the health care realm is growing irresistible.

#2

Big Healthcare Brands Warming to Blockchain | Blog

A new Deloitte report explores the near-future of blockchain: how seriously the world’s top executives, including many in healthcare, regard the emerging technology and how soon they might invest in it.

#3

Israel Awards Grant to Integrate Medical Imaging A.I. | Blog

The Innovation Authority, the arm of the Israeli government responsible for advancing industrial R&D throughout the country, has given a multi-million-dollar grant to Zebra Medical Vision, a digital health startup.

#4

Alternative Research by Wyoming Biologist May Yield Alzheimer’s Treatment | Blog

Not your typical geotag for pharmaceutical innovation, Jackson Hole and its most prominent biologist, Paul Cox, may turn decades’ and billions of dollars’ worth of Alzheimer’s research on its head.

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Johnson & Johnson, Alongside Uber and McDonald’s, Eliminates CMO Role | Blog

The elimination of CMOs at Johnson & Johnson, Uber and McDonalds highlights how marketing technologies are changing marketing at its core.

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Why Janssen’s Global Trial Community Will Be a Research Revolution | Blog

Helping modernize the clinical trials process by leaps and bounds, Janssen is undertaking new initiatives to empower research volunteers.

#9

Amazon Starts Marketing Its Prescription Drugs | Blog

Last week, many Amazon Prime members received more than their usual flow of order confirmations and shipping notifications, with the retail leviathan inviting some users to “Meet PillPack, a new member of the Amazon family.”

#10

If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice, Don’t Yelp About It | Blog

The State Supreme Court just resolved a 10-year battle between the Cleveland Clinic and a former patient, retired U.S.

#11

Precision Medicine Initiative Creating Custom Cures | Blog

A $60 million federal program is aiming to bring the benefits of precision medicine to a diverse spread of Wisconsin communities.

#12

Robot Announces Fatal Prognosis to Bay Area Patient | Blog

Ernest Quintana knew he had long suffered from a deadly lung disease when he was rushed to the hospital, but the news of his imminent death still profoundly shocked him and his family—not because of its grimness but who delivered it: a robot.

#13

Startups Present Antidepressant AI | Blog

Based on data from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, one of the largest-ever clinical trials for depression, a startup called Taliaz is helping physicians pick the right antidepressant therapy off the bat.

#14

Pharmacists Reduce Opioid Use by 50% in Kaiser Permanente Study | Blog

In a telling new study, pre- and post-surgical efforts by pharmacists yielded staggering effects on patient opioid use.

#15

AI Predicts Drug Interactions Like We Never Could | Blog

Complications from drug interactions can present patients with whole new afflictions.

#16

Novartis Reps Have A.I. that Knows Exactly What to Say | Blog

As the use of artificial intelligence in R&D continues to rise, Novartis takes it even further, equipping its reps with AI that suggests the perfect things to talk about with HCPs.

#17

Approved: First CBD-based Prescription Drug, for Treatment of Epilepsy | Blog

A landmark approval by the FDA will put the first marijuana-derived prescription drug behind pharmacy counters this fall.

#18

Alexa, Upend My Fixed Conceptions of Healthcare in America | Blog

Beginning with its acquisition of PillPack, Amazon’s grand entrance into healthcare continues with its partnership with J.P.

#19

Lyft Offering (Some) Free Rides to the Hospital | Blog

Nonprofit hospital system Partners HealthCare has unveiled a joint venture with Circulation, an on-demand rideshare service, through which Medicare patients receive free rides to their doctor’s offices in non-emergencies.

#20

Psychiatric Trials Supercharged by Otsuka’s Science 37 Collab | Blog

Holistic healthcare brand Otsuka Pharmaceutical has announced a promising partnership with Science 37, the trailblazing startup out of MIT that’s transforming clinical trials for everyone.

#21

In Return for Your Foodstagrams, Your Blood, and Your DNA, Nestlé Offering Smoothies | Blog

Nestlé, the brand you might associate first with such decadent confections as Crunch bars, Laffy Taffy, and Toll House cookies, has made a decided turn toward the healthful.

#22

Zipline Drones Achieve Universal Health Care Delivery in Rwanda. | Blog

With funding from Google, Stanford, and venture capital giants Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz, seven-year-old Zipline has already revolutionized health care in Rwanda.

#23

With Apple Watches, Johnson & Johnson to Hold Completely Virtual Clinical Trial | Blog

With plans to enroll as many as 150,000 American senior citizens, Johnson & Johnson is collaborating with Apple on HEARTLINE, a revolutionary new study to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), a potentially lethal condition that can lead to heart palpitations and stroke.

#24

Orphan Drugs More Promising than Ever | Blog

The growing appeal of orphan drugs to manufacturers isn’t a groundbreaking story, but a new report identifies some head-spinning facts behind the focal shift from blockbuster to rare-disease drugs.

#25

Roche’s “Floodlight” a Multiple Sclerosis Game Changer | Blog

Pharmaceutical giant Roche’s new app for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) revolutionizes how doctors care for patients with the disease.

#26

Geisinger CEO Poached by Google to Drive Healthcare Strategy | Blog

After taking some major leaps into healthcare, Google has begun solidifying its foothold in the space by appointing Dr.

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More Clinical Trials for More Women Thanks to Advantia, Elligo | Blog

Advantia Health, a leading-edge medical company committed to empowering women with integrated health care services, announced a new partnership with Elligo Health Research, which will offer Advantia’s clients access to a whole new realm of resources, through clinical trials.

#29

Pfizer, Novartis Align Against Liver Disease | Blog

Pfizer and Novartis have been independently developing therapies for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and they’re now set to join forces to yield a combination therapy for the fatty liver disease linked closely with metabolic disorders.

#30

New Facebook Groups to Provide Disease-Specific Medical Support | Blog

Health care was a central part of the discussion at this year’s Facebook F8.