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Poll shows all ages seek digital health tools

Poll shows all ages seek digital health tools

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Millennials and baby boomers have a lot of common: a desire for technology that supports health priorities.

Vice: Health search queries are being tracked

Search queries for common diseases on the websites for the CDC and WebMD, among others, are being sent to third-party corporations.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 24

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 24

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FDA approves Novartis's Farydak for multiple myeloma; Shire acquires rare-disease drug for $70 million; FTC fines melanoma app marketers.

FDA Draft Guidance on General Wellness Devices: A Primer

FDA Draft Guidance on General Wellness Devices: A Primer

A treatise on understanding the FDA's latest guidance of low-risk general wellness products.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, February 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, February 19

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Lilly delays Phase-III cholesterol drug results; PatientsLikeMe and Walgreens team up for "drug reaction reviews"; Roche skin-cancer drug receives Priority Review.

Pharma Marketers: Adopt Principles of Sharing Economy to Catalyze New Growth

Pharma Marketers: Adopt Principles of Sharing Economy to Catalyze New Growth

How the adoption of principles from recent, successful start ups can be applied to pharma marketing.

Apple Watch ditches advanced health features: WSJ

Citing an unnamed source, the paper reports that Apple has abandoned some of the more advanced health monitoring features in its upcoming device, the Apple Watch.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 28

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 28

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Doximity professional network now includes financial data; Pfizer settles class-action lawsuit; researchers hope to use temporary tattoos to identify glucose levels.

P&G's Zzzquil accused of sexist tweet

The nighttime sleep aid's Twitter account wrote "Sleep LIKE he finally proposed," last week, a sentiment which didn't resonate positively with the feed's followers.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 15

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 15

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Google teams up with PwC for DOD EHR project bid; FDA approves first weight-loss device since 2007; research says opioid abuse may be on the decline.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, December 31

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, December 31

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Pop songs about doctors get heavy rotation in BMJ; digital-health investment tally shows doubling in 2014; scientists finger bats as possible Ebola source.

Survey shows doctors, patients want to embrace apps

Survey shows doctors, patients want to embrace apps

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The snag: identifying what qualifies as download-worthy.

EHRs blur line between marketing and assistance: researchers

EHRs blur line between marketing and assistance: researchers

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A trio of doctors make a case for putting limits on digital promotions, including those in EHRs and through social networks.

Key to successful digital outreach: think small

Key to successful digital outreach: think small

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Patients want to do more with mobile and see doctors less. Two studies outline the types of digital interventions patients are interested in.

Survey shows Pharma digitally failing patients

Survey shows Pharma digitally failing patients

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A study by consulting firm Accenture shows that patients not only expect digital outreach, but that their desire to be engaged is consistently being ignored.

Study finds doctor reviews matter to some extent

Study finds doctor reviews matter to some extent

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A report published by JAMA indicated that online reviews sway a percentage of patients, but that personal recommendations hold more weight.

Nodding to bloggers, Lilly digitizes content

Nodding to bloggers, Lilly digitizes content

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The move to digitize a series of books it co-created with Disney for kids with type 1 diabetes was spurred by a meeting with the online diabetes community.

Osbourne joins Teva for "You Don't Know Jack About MS"

Osbourne joins Teva for "You Don't Know Jack About MS"

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Famous from his reality show, "The Osbournes," Jack narrates his life with MS in a web documentary series.

Researchers find reps increasingly losing out

Researchers find reps increasingly losing out

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Although doctors still like sales reps, Capgemini and Quantia's researchers find their appeal is on the decline, while digital is on the rise. While age is a factor, it's the workplace that's shaping physician preferences.

Business briefs: Healthcare reform, Amgen, Pakistan pharma stance, digital marketing

Despite a possible government standoff, exchanges are coming, as is a proffered rebrand; Amgen signs a university deal in China; Pakistan seeks to rein in pharma; digital marketing is on the rise, research shows

Pharma fixed in online traffic patterns, despite distrust: survey

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A good percentage of consumers are open to visiting a pharmaceutical company website, an online survey shows, despite a persistent undercurrent of distrust for industry.

Game for cancer patients gets mobile app

Game for cancer patients gets mobile app

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Re-Mission, the video simulation known to change young patients' attitudes toward cancer, is in its second iteration. And one big drug maker has added its backing.

Game for cancer patients gets mobile app

Game for cancer patients gets mobile app

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Re-Mission, the video simulation known to change young patients' attitudes toward cancer, is in its second iteration. And one big drug maker has added its backing.

Remedy's HealthCentral.com is slated for a makeover

Remedy's HealthCentral.com is slated for a makeover

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Remedy Health is hoping a new design for its flagship portal can give it an edge over rivals WebMD and Everyday Health.

Merz web-copy shortcuts don't sit well with OPDP

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FDA's Office of Prescription Drug Promotion issued an Untitled Letter over what it says are misleading copy and overstated efficacy claims online.

"Sensor you swallow" passes psych test

"Sensor you swallow" passes psych test

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Proteus Digital Health's ingestible sensor shows utility as an adherence tool for those on psych meds, a study suggests.

"Sensor you swallow" passes psych test

"Sensor you swallow" passes psych test

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Proteus Digital Health's ingestible sensor shows utility as an adherence tool for those on psych meds, a study suggests.

Merck buys controlling stake in Physicians Interactive

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The drug maker, through its venture fund, took a controlling interest in the digital physician marketing firm.

Merck buys controlling stake in Physicians Interactive

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The drug maker, through its venture fund, took a controlling interest in the digital physician marketing firm.

Astellas serves up dose of "reality" in DTC effort

Astellas serves up dose of "reality" in DTC effort

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The drug maker's broadcast-heavy "OAB reality" campaign stresses the emotional toll on women.

 

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