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Mobile makes users more likely to switch brands: survey

Mobile makes users more likely to switch brands: survey

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Smartphone users, while in the exam room, are more apt to be in "switch mentality," a study finds.

Business briefs: AbbVie, Teva, HIV, Diabetes, iPhone

AbbVie lays off 100 R&D staff; Teva looks to expand Copaxone footprint; researchers crack HIV protein code; monitors may be misleading diabetics and a prototype sensor turns iPhones into virus hunters.

Company news: Galderma, UCB, GSK

Galderma expands its surface area, UCB celebrates RA victories online and GSK pilots a vaccine communications program in Mozambique.

Company news: Mobile docs, BRIC profits

Study shows docs are online, but not for clinical purposes, and BRIC is now a bigger profit generator

Mobile mania: smartphone users dialing up health info; docs prefer Apple

Mobile mania: smartphone users dialing up health info; docs prefer Apple

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A quarter of US smartphone users are looking up medical info on their devices, and three-quarters of US physicians own an Apple device, according to a pair of surveys.

Smart phones and apps proliferate among docs, surveys say

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About 80% of all US physicians will be using smart phones by 2012, and not just for drug reference or clinical information. An explosion of new healthcare professional-facing apps - over 1,500 in Apple's app store alone - will expand mobile device usage to include patient care and administrative functions, according to Manhattan Research survey.

J&J offers 'BlackBag' iPhone app for docs

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J&J used its BTW blog to introduce an iPhone app for docs, titled BlackBag. The app was developed internally, and features customizable -- by therapeutic area -- news feeds, journal summaries, conference coverage, videos and podcasts.

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