FDA open-data platform gains traction

FDA's application programming interfaces, or openFDA, reached 6,000 users less than a year after its launch.

University develops program to turn social media into adverse drug reaction data

A group of computer science and engineering students at the Carlos III Universidad in Madrid used natural language processing techniques to translate social-media and forum posts into adverse drug reaction data.

Collaboration forms to fight misinformation in genetic testing

A recent analysis found that most websites touting personal cancer medicine failed to provide risk data, while an insurer and a health system team up to develop best practices to improve the "how" of genetic testing.

The Future of Commercial in a Global Multichannel Marketplace

The Future of Commercial in a Global Multichannel Marketplace

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.

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

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

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.

Survey shows doctors, patients want to embrace apps

Survey shows doctors, patients want to embrace apps

The snag: identifying what qualifies as download-worthy.

EHRs blur line between marketing and assistance: researchers

EHRs blur line between marketing and assistance: researchers

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

Survey shows Pharma digitally failing patients

Survey shows Pharma digitally failing patients

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.

Nodding to bloggers, Lilly digitizes content

Nodding to bloggers, Lilly digitizes content

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.

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