Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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1. Senate lawmakers delayed a vote on their healthcare bill until after July 4. There was speculation leading up to the vote, which was originally expected to take place this Thursday, that Republicans did not have the 50 votes required to pass the legislation. (NYT)

2. Merck was affected by a cyberattack. The attack was similar to the WannaCry virus that struck hospitals and businesses last month. (WaPo)

3. An increasing number of millennials are having strokes. An analysis found that those living in the Midwest and West and in large cities were particularly vulnerable. (Scientific American)

4. Jury selection for Martin Shkreli is off to a rocky start. Potential jurors accused Shkreli of raising the price of Mylan's EpiPen auto-injector and also called him a “snake” and “the face of corporate greed.” (NYT)

5. ICYMI: An increasing amount of hospitals and health systems are using clinical-trial backed digital programs to help patients manage chronic conditions. (WSJ)

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