The company "embraces" adverse-event reporting and knows not to expect monetary ROI from unbranded initiatives, says its US-based social media lead.
The deal combines two of Merck's wholly owned subsidiaries.
Part of the challenge for drugmakers, medical-device makers and healthcare providers is finding the right digital talent and advocating for cultural changes within their organizations.
Microsoft's second-generation fitness tracker comes outfitted with new sensors aimed at better capturing user activity.
The drugmaker launched its first YouTube channel as it kicked off the campaign.
Teva acquires sensor-based inhaler; EU conditionally approves Amgen's cancer drug, Blincyto; Novartis CEO says targeted therapies may reduce unnecessary US healthcare spending
In order to reach consumers, hospitals must rethink their old ways of marketing outreach.
Proteus and Otsuka seek approval of "digital" drug; J&J moves its US media-buying business back to UM; FDA committee votes no on Purdue's new opioid
Excitement about wearables like the Apple Watch or Fitbit sometimes fuels unrealistic hype about healthcare marketing opportunities.
21st Century Cures legislation passes the House; Novartis's heart-failure drug may launch with "beyond the pill" services; Purdue and GSK are working on using Apple's ResearchKit; the FDA issues warning letter on co-pay card
Mobile app makers shared insights about how to improve people's health and change behavior at the Lions Health festival.
It's not always regulation or concerns about legal risks. Sometimes, a drugmaker's internal conservative culture is the biggest hurdle to overcome.
The effort is part of the consultancy's Startup Challenge that pairs health neophytes with mentors.
Medscape marked its 20th anniversary with a reunion this week that attracted staffers from the portal's earliest days.
Moore, a longtime Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef, talked with MM&M about how creativity can be used to improve public health.
The academic partnership builds on the company's 2014 collaboration with UCB on using sensors to gather biometric data about people with neurological disorders.
A timeline of important milestones in the era of patient engagement
Researchers say Twitter could provide critical insight into health needs for hard-to-reach groups.
Parties in the effort say the novelty of wearing an Apple Watch, along with a newly developed app, may help clinicians refine treatment plans and patient support.
Successful social-media engagement is not about the perfect picture or a tightly controlled brand. Instead, panelists at the Hub Convene conference indicated it's a matter of letting the audience take hold
Mylan considers higher bid for Perrigo; Boehringer Ingelheim partners with health system on COPD; EMD Serono's experimental cancer drug gets Fast Track status
Either we need to stop calling it digital marketing (because digital is baked into business) and just consider it marketing. If we feel like we can't, then digital might very well be a dead-end job.
An early review of the Apple Watch
Hernandez is known for his ability to bring together patients and pharma. He joined Livongo Health to aid the firm's user experience.
Four start-ups presented their business models to pharma executives during the MM&M Transforming Healthcare conference on Thursday in New York City.
Study finds vaccines still not linked to autism; investments in healthcare start-ups hit record high this year; biosimilars are already bearing down on prices overseas
The drugmaker and patient network teamed up to establish a formal framework for deploying activity trackers for patients with MS and for capturing that data.
Apple is putting the power of clinical trials in our pockets with ResearchKit.
FDA's application programming interfaces, or openFDA, reached 6,000 users less than a year after its launch.
The pharma sales model increasingly relies on key account managers rather than sales reps.
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