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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.

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GSK Gains Targeted Therapy, Footing in Boston with $5.1-billion Tesaro Buy | Blog

GlaxoSmithKline announced that it will acquire Waltham, Massachusetts-based drug company Tesaro, which develops novel cancer treatments, for $5.1 billion cash.

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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.

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Medical Data Processing Disrupted by Amazon | Blog

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled new machine-learning tools reflecting—and beginning to tackle—some of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AI Predicts Drug Interactions Like We Never Could | Blog

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Patients Who Use New PreHab App Spend Less Time in Hospital | Blog

Digital health company Peerwell created an app to prepare patients for surgery and, in turn, reduce the amount of time they spend in the hospital.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Novartis, J&J, and Merck Find Brand-New Data, Showcase Big Healthcare Shifts as Described in the 2019 Health Trend Ten from Syneos Health | Blog

Forecasting next year’s biggest shifts within the healthcare landscape, Syneos Health has released 2019 Health Trend Ten, available for download now, which explicates ten of the trends that will redefine healthcare globally.

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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.

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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.

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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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Therapeutic App from Sanofi to Treat Mental Illness in MS Patients | Blog

Recognizing that the impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) goes beyond the conventionally recognized symptoms, Sanofi has announced a new app to support people with the disease—specifically, their mental health.

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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.

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Apps to Push Prescription Drugs Over the Counter | Blog

In the first half of this new year, the United States FDA will incentivize many pharmaceutical brands to make their biggest prescription drugs available over the counter.

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Digital Medicine & MedTech Showcase: What Does a Clinical Trial Look Like for Digital Therapeutics? | Blog

Digital therapeutics, or DTx, are distinct from digital health products, and are driven by software programs that can be prescribed to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease, as stated by the Digital Therapeutics Alliance.

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Why Innovation and Marketing Need to Happen in Tandem | Blog

In a new Harvard Business Review article, brand positioning expert Denise Lee Yohn distills some of the most useful marketing points gleaned from her 25 years of marketing leadership.

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Cedars-Sinai Empowers Patients with Smart Hospital Rooms, Voice-Activated Nurses | Blog

In some rooms at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, patients won’t spend a moment alone—sort of—now that the leading Beverly Hills medical center has partnered with Aiva Health to make select rooms smart.

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Insulin Prices Halved by Eli Lilly | Blog

Responding to rampant criticism of rising drug prices, pharma giant Eli Lilly will begin selling an authorized generic of its preeminent insulin therapy, Humalog, at half-price.

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Biotech Showcase 2019: Baba Shetty of Syneos Health Explores Digital Therapeutics in Five Years from Now | Blog

Where will digital therapeutics or DTx be in five years?

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